Since the outbreak in March this year, 730000 employees across the UK have been laid off by companies, Sky News reported. Relevant agencies predict that the UK will usher in a more severe employment situation before the end of this year. The latest data released on the same day by the office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that although the government continued to provide wage support for employees who were forced to take leave due to the epidemic, the number of new unemployed in the UK was 81000 only last month. Data from the Bureau of statistics also show that from March to July, 2.7 million people applied for low-income living security, up 116.8% year-on-year, the highest level since the financial crisis in 2009. Jonathan athow, a statistician at the office for national statistics, said: “the labor market continues the recent trend, with employment declining and working hours are significantly shortened as most people are still forced to take leave.” He pointed out that the fastest-growing groups of unemployment are the youngest and oldest workers, as well as jobs with lower demand for skills. Currently, the official unemployment rate in the UK remains at 3.9%. Analysts believe this is mainly due to the fact that the UK Treasury has so far helped companies pay nearly 52 billion pounds (473 billion yuan) for 9.6 million jobs. However, with the termination of the government’s employment support program in October, it is widely believed that job cuts will intensify in the coming months.