According to parliamentary data, the number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose 112 percent in the UK between January 2020 and January 2021.
However, the situation is worse on the aviation side. In areas around Britain’s top 20 airports, the demand for assistance rose to an average of 145 percent.
According to the BBC’s report, some airports in London and the South East are seeing particularly high increases.
In Hayes and Harlington, including Heathrow, the number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose 221 percent. It increased 224 percent at Crawley and 228 percent at Saffron Walden.
Earlier this month, a learning center was set up by the Unite union to help workers at Heathrow develop new skills to improve their job prospects. The union said more than 30,000 airport workers could lose their jobs until the epidemic was over.
ONE OF THE MOST AFFECTED INDUSTRIES
Last week, Johson announced that the Global Travel Task Force will present a report on how to return to international travel on April 12. Although Boris Johnson refuses international travel until at least May 17, he will decide what action will be taken afterwards.