The UK entered recession for the first time in 11 years after the economy shrank by a record 20.4 per cent between April and June.
Coronavirus spending meant government borrowing reached £62.1 billion in April, the highest figure for any month on record, new data shows.
The Office for National Statistics said those without a job claiming Universal Credit rose to 2.1 million in April, up by 856k since March.
New data said that people from almost all ethnic minority groups were at greater risk of dying from Covid-19 compared with white people.
The number of knife crimes in England and Wales rose seven per cent last year, though overall crime dropped by an estimated five percent.
The Office for National Statistics said the number of UK job vacancies plummeted by 52,000 in the months before coronavirus took hold.
Immigration from outside the EU has hit 379,000, the highest since records began in 1975, according to the Office for National Statistics.
The number of people in work declined by 58,000 to 32.75 million in the three months to September, new figures show.
The Office for National Statistics predicts that Britain's population will reach 69.4 million within a decade, and pass 70 million by 2031.
The number of people employed in the UK has reached its highest level since records began, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
The number of women who have died alcohol-specific deaths in the UK have reached the highest levels since records began, official figures show.
The Office for National Statistics says on average women are happier than men
Justin Urquhart Stewart from Seven Investment Management discusses the fall in unemployment levels and says it's still too soon to suggest they were caused by Britain's exit from the European Union