...people stopped working and 602,000 were in work. This figure excludes those furloughing, which reached 130,000 locally. The year-on-year number of employed was down 47,900 (7.37%). Most of this fall in employed is being blamed on seasonal contracts ... to be looking for work to count, something impossible during lockdown, means many have been classified as inactive rather than unemployed. Locally, 20% were unemployed and nationally, 15.33% in the last quarter.