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The number of Brits on payrolls surged by 356,000 in June as the economy reopened and hospitality boomed

The UK economy is gradually reopening from coronavirus lockdowns. Andrew Milligan-PA Images / Getty The number of Brits on payrolls surged by 356,000 in June as the economy bounced back from COVID-19. Britain's economy is gradually reopening, causing the hospitality sector to increase hiring rapidly. However, the unemployment rate ticked up to 4.8% in the three months to May, data showed. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. The number of Brits finding work surged in June as the economy rebounded from COVID-19 lockdowns, with 356,000 added to UK company payrolls compared to May.It was the biggest increase in payrolls since the start of the pandemic, figures released Thursday by the Office for National Statistics showed."The labor market is con...