What just happened?: COVID-19 lockdowns and change in the labour market


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The [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 pandemic closed or limited many economic activities in 2020, with far-reaching impacts on the labour market. Employment losses at the outset of the pandemic were sharper than those experienced during the global financial crisis. Even greater declines in hours worked arose as a result of the widespread state-supported furloughing of workers. The physical distancing policies of governments led to another significant and largely ad hoc adjustment - the shift to mass remote working for those workers whose jobs allowed it. This joint report by the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Labour market; Employment; Industry; Demographics; Disadvantaged

Keywords: Economic conditions; Employment pattern; Employment status; Hours of work; Underemployment; Unemployment; Work at home; Occupation; Productivity; Industry restructuring; Workplace change; Employment security; Financial aid; Policy implications; European Union

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2021

Physical description: iii, 82 p. (report) + [2] p. (executive summary) + 9 p. (annex)

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Also called: What just happened?: Coronavirus Disease 2019 lockdowns and change in the labour market; Annex 3: Timings of lockdown measures by country

ISBN: 9789289722117 (print); 9789289722124 (PDF)

On cover: Joint report by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre and Eurofound

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 147.348

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