Nearly seven million jobs at risk if lockdown lasts for months

A fifth of all workers are under threat, says a new study, but Britain can bounce back if restrictions are phased out in vital sectors Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage More than half of the jobs in some sectors of the UK economy are at risk if the lockdown continues for an extended period, a new study suggests. Estimates produced by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex suggest the lockdown threatens to temporarily take at least 6.5 million jobs out of the economy – around a fifth of the national total. Continue reading...