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Sleep – Losing your job makes you more likely to sleep too little or far too much

Losing your job makes you more likely to sleep too little or far too much. Either is bad for your health ONE OF THE unexpected benefits of lockdown has been some precious extra moments of shut-eye. According to Fitbit, a fitness-tracking firm, American users of its wearable devices got an additional 20 minutes of sleep … Continue reading

Social Protection – Developing countries should invest US$1.2 trillion to guarantee basic social protection

To guarantee at least basic income security and access to essential health care for all in 2020 alone, developing countries should invest approximately US$1.2 trillion – on average 3.8 per cent of their GDP – says a new ILO policy brief. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic the social protection financing gap has increased … Continue reading

Inflation in Europe (August 2020) – Annual inflation down to -0.2% in the euro area

In August 2020, a month in which COVID-19 containment measures continued to be lifted, the euro area annual inflation rate was -0.2%, down from 0.4% in July. A year earlier, the rate was 1.0%. European Union annual inflation was 0.4% in August 2020, down from 0.9% in July. A year earlier, the rate was 1.4%. … Continue reading

UI Weekly Claims in US (Week ending September 12) – 860,000, a decrease of 33,000 from the previous week’s revised level

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending September 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 860,000, a decrease of 33,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 9,000 from 884,000 to 893,000. The 4-week moving average was 912,000, a decrease of 61,000 from the previous … Continue reading

From CERB to EI – Could leave millions worse off with 482,000 who won’t transfer to anything else

More than 4 million Canadians will be affected when the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) winds down on September 27. 2.1 million CERB recipients will be eligible for CERB’s replacement, Canada’s revamped Employment Insurance (EI)—but 781,000 of them won’t be automatically ported to EI. They will have to manually apply and hope for success. Almost … Continue reading

Covid and Job Vacancy in Europe – 1.6%, down from 1.9% in the previous quarter

In the second quarter of 2020, the quarter when COVID-19 containment measures have been widely implemented by Member States, the job vacancy rate in the euro area and in the European Union (EU) was 1.6%, down from 1.9% in the previous quarter and from 2.3% in the second quarter of 2019, according to figures published … Continue reading

Covid in US – 52% of young adults are now living with their parents

The share of 18- to 29-year-olds living with their parents has become a majority since U.S. coronavirus cases began spreading early this year. The coronavirus outbreak has pushed millions of Americans, especially young adults, to move in with family members. The share of 18- to 29-year-olds living with their parents has become a majority since … Continue reading

Covid et l’Assurance-Emploi au Canada – Un taux de cotisation d’au moins 1,93$ après le gel

Aujourd’hui, la Commission de l’assurance-emploi du Canada (CAEC) a établi le taux de cotisation d’assurance‑emploi pour 2021 à 1,58 $ pour chaque tranche de 100 $ de gains assurables pour les employés, et à 2,21 $ pour les employeurs, qui paient 1,4 fois le taux des employés. Cela demeure inchangé par rapport au taux de … Continue reading

Hourly Labour Costs in Europe – Rose by 4.2% when the COVID-19 containment measures were widely in force

In the second quarter of 2020, the quarter when the COVID-19 containment measures were widely in force in the European Union, the hourly labour costs rose by 4.2% in the euro area and by 4.1% in the European Union (EU), compared with the same quarter of the previous year. In the first quarter of 2020, … Continue reading

Job Report in US (August 2020) – Employment rose by 1.4 million and unemployment fell to 8.4 percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 1.4 million in August, and the unemployment rate fell to 8.4 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. These improvements in the labor market reflect the continued resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it. In August, an increase … Continue reading

Future of Work in Ireland – Six groups with the largest number of persons employed whose jobs were at high risk of automation

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a seismic change in the way in which the labour market operates globally, with the fundamental relationship between the workplace and the workforce likely to be changed on a long-lasting basis. The future world of work, in particular at occupational level, should see a continued embracing of practices being utilised recently … Continue reading

Payroll employment in Canada (June 2020) – Up but still a decrease of 2.7 million (-15.7%) since February

The easing of COVID-19 restrictions is reflected in June payroll employmentThe number of employees receiving pay or benefits from their employer, measured in the SEPH as payroll employment, rose by 666,500 (+4.9%) in June. This followed three consecutive months of declines—March (-0.9 million), April (-1.9 million) and May (-0.5 million)—and brought the total payroll employment change since February to a decrease … Continue reading

UI Weekly Claims in US (week ending August 22) – Still over 1,000,000

In the week ending August 22, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 1,006,000, a decrease of 98,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised down by 2,000 from 1,106,000 to 1,104,000. The 4-week moving average was 1,068,000, a decrease of 107,250 from the previous week’s revised average. … Continue reading

Covid and Change in Payroll Employment by Sector in US – A chart

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UI Weekly Claims in US – Below the 1 M line at 963,000

In the week ending August 8, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 963,000, a decrease of 228,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 5,000 from 1,186,000 to 1,191,000. The 4-week moving average was 1,252,750, a decrease of 86,250 from the previous week’s revised average. … Continue reading

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