Saturday 18 June 2022 10:55 PM Number of people on sick leave hits 2.54million - up nearly a fifth since ... trends now

Saturday 18 June 2022 10:55 PM Number of people on sick leave hits 2.54million - up nearly a fifth since ... trends now
Saturday 18 June 2022 10:55 PM Number of people on sick leave hits 2.54million - up nearly a fifth since ... trends now

Saturday 18 June 2022 10:55 PM Number of people on sick leave hits 2.54million - up nearly a fifth since ... trends now

'We're too sick to work': Number of people on sick leave hits 2.54million - up almost a fifth from before the pandemic A total of 2.54million working-age people said they are too unwell to hold a job Figures mean sickness may have cut labour force by about 400,000 in that time Most of those who cannot work - 2.3million - class themselves as long-term sick 

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The number of people on long-term sick leave has leapt by nearly a fifth since before the pandemic.

As employers struggle to hire staff, a staggering 2.54 million working-age people said they were too unwell to hold down a job this spring, according to the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) Labour Force Survey – up 18 per cent from spring 2019.

It means that sickness may have cut the labour force by about 400,000 in that time.

For every person officially classed as unemployed – just under 1.3 million – there are now two who say they cannot work because they are incapacitated.

Most of those who say they cannot work – 2.3 million (92

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