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COVID and Job Report in US (April 2020) – Employment fell by 20.5 million in one month

Total nonfarm payroll employment fell by 20.5 million in April, and the unemployment rate rose to 14.7 percent,the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The changes in these measures reflect the effects of thecoronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it. Employment fell sharply in all major industry sectors,with particularly heavy job losses in … Continue reading

COVID in UK – Unemployment has risen markedly says the Bank of England

The Bank has published its quarterly Monetary Policy Report alongside an interim Financial Stability Report. Together, they provide a scenario for the path of the UK economy in the light of Covid-19 and assess the financial system’s resilience to that scenario. The spread of Covid‐19 and the measures to contain it are having a significant … Continue reading

COVID and Labor Force Indicators in US – Job loss has been significantly large, those losing jobs are not actively looking to find new ones and participation in the labor force has declined by 7 pp

The arrival of the covid-19 virus and the policy responses have led to unprecedented numbers of initial claims for unemployment since early 2020: over 16.5 million by April 4 th, 2020, with new claims arriving at a rate of 6-7 million per week. But concerns about state governments’ inability to process so many claims in such … Continue reading

COVID, Unemployment and Training – The Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative has 3,800 courses and 400 Specializations available for free

Government agencies serving unemployed populations can get Coursera for unemployed workers at no cost How the program works: 3,800 courses and 400 Specializations available for free Course Certificates offered for each course completed Enrollment is open through September 30, 2020 for organizations to enroll unemployed workers in courses Newly-enrolled learners will have through December 31, … Continue reading

COVID and Labor Market in US – CBO’s Projections : a loss of nearly 27 million jobs and 8 million exits from the labor force

CBO has developed preliminary projections of key economic variables through the end of calendar year 2021, based on information about the economy that was available through yesterday and including the effects of an economic boost from legislation recently enacted in response to the pandemic. In addition, CBO has developed a preliminary assessment of federal budget … Continue reading

COVID and Labour Market – A far-reaching impact in Europe

The EU-27 countries have introduced varying degrees of stay-at-home mandates or advisories owing to COVID-19, as has the United Kingdom. As of April 7, almost all of the 230 million employees across the EU-27 and the United Kingdom are affected—through the closing of nonessential shops, implementation of remote working and physical-distancing guidelines, cancellation of events, … Continue reading

COVID and Jobs in UK – Losses have disproportionately affected young people, women and the lowest paid.

Coronavirus is a public health crisis and the Government has rightly taken unprecedented measures to tackle it. This has included significant restrictions on much social interaction and economic activity. The result has been the sharpest spike in unemployment on record. There were one million claims for Universal Credit in a two week period, 7.3 times … Continue reading

COVID, Unemployment and Poverty in US – A gloomy prediction

The pandemic crippling the American economy portends a sharp increase in poverty, to a level that could exceed that of the Great Recession and that may even reach a high for the half-century in which there is comparable data, according to researchers at Columbia University. The coming wave of hardship is likely to widen racial … Continue reading

COVID in UK – Office for Budget Responsibility warns of 35% fall GDP and unemployment up to 10%

Evidence from past pandemics suggests that the economic impact of the coronavirus will arise much less from people falling ill or dying than from the public health restrictions and social distancing required to limit its spread. This will reduce demand for goods and services and the ability of businesses and public sector institutions to supply … Continue reading

COVID and Unemployment in US – 33 percent of voters have already lost their job survey finds

The financial impact of the coronavirus is hitting Americans hard: thirty-three percent of voters have already lost their job, been furloughed, placed on temporary leave, or had hours reduced, with 41 percent of those who’ve lost a job already reporting having trouble covering basic costs. Black Americans are feeling the worst of the financial crisis … Continue reading

COVID Impact on Unemployment in US – Scenarios by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

The Federal Reserve slashed the federal funds rate in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The full impact of the pandemic on the economy is still uncertain and depends on many factors. Analysis suggests that allowing the federal funds rate to fall fast will help the economy cope with the aftermath of COVID-19. … Continue reading

COVID and the Economy in US – JPMorgan now sees economy contracting by 40%, and unemployment reaching 20%

JPMorgan economists cut their second-quarter forecast even more, now expecting the economy will decline by 40%. The economists said the 16.8 million jobless claims filed in the last three weeks indicate a huge surge in job losses, which they estimate at 25 million in April. A number of Wall Street firms expect contractions in the … Continue reading

COVID and Kurzarbeit in Germany – How workers are paid when their work dries up

The state-funded German safety net known as Kurzarbeit, which keeps salaries flowing to workers even when their work has dried up, is getting renewed attention as governments around the world grapple with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. The European Commission is using the German program as a model for a regional effort to … Continue reading

COVID in Spain – March worst month on record for the labour market

Jobless claims in Spain surged by 302,000 people in March, the highest monthly increase on record and far higher than the previous record from January 2009 when unemployment claims rose by 200,000 as Spain went into an economic crisis. Spain’s Minister of Labour and Social Economy, Yolanda Diaz, said that nearly 834,000 jobs had been … Continue reading

Jobs after COVID in US – Retooled for the Twenty-First Century?

In my 2016 book, Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy, I told the story of how economic globalization caught the United States off-guard. For most of our history, we were a reasonably self-sufficient economy, with an expanding domestic market that was more than large enough to exploit economies of … Continue reading

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