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A London based think tank Resolution Foundation (RF) believed that growing crisis of pandemic, sharply increased gaps between social groups in life of United Kingdom, specifically in the uneducated youth.

Resolution Foundation latest research unveiled that the Unemployment among the black community in the UK has raised from 25% to 35% in 2021, and the gap is widening.


The study found that the COVID19 epidemic has pushed the unemployment rate in Asian communities, especially among Pakistani, Bangladeshi youth, from 21% to 24%.

On the other side, white British citizens have a much lower rate of Unemployment. According to available data, Unemployment in white British citizens has risen from 10% to 13% only.

The research pointed out that youth between ages from 11 to 24 are badly affected by COVID crisis in terms of Unemployment.

The think tank found that the unemployment rate among different age groups rose from 11.5 percent to 13.6 percent during pandemic.

A senior researcher at Resolution Foundation (RF), Kathleen Henehan said the concerned ministries have to look into this sensitive issue, as social segregation is not in anyone’s interest.

Kathleen Henehan appropriated the the furlough scheme and said “but we need to take special care of the young artisans”

The youth have made the most sacrifices in this crisis. We should value them and take special care of them, he added.

According to data recorded in 2011, 1,174,983 of Pakistani and 451,529 of Bangladeshi lived in different parts of UK with 861,815 of Other Asians.

Zain Saleem
Zain Saleem
Zain Saleem is an Islamabad-based Senior Journalist

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