New jobs in UK hospitality sector ‘non-existent’

The latest official figures show that the

UK unemployment rate rose to 4.8% in the three months to September, up from 4.1% in the previous quarter. And the unemployment rate among 16 to 24-year-olds, who make up much of the staff across restaurants, bars and hotels, is now 14.6%, also according to official data. Overall UK unemployment is now expected to reach 7.5% next year.

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