Which Jobs are Most Vulnerable to COVID-19? What an Analysis of the European Union Reveals
7 Pages Posted: 19 May 2020
Date Written: May 11, 2020
This Research and Policy Brief presents measures of labor market exposure to COVID-19 (coronavirus)in the European Union (EU) by identifying jobs in non-essential industries that cannot be performed from home. Jobs most at risk account for 30 percent of all EU employment. These jobs are concentrated in lagging regions; tend to be low paid and less secure; and are disproportionately held by young, poorly educated workers and migrants. In the absence of urgent large-scale remedial action, the COVID-19 (coronavirus) is likely to exacerbate preexisting socioeconomic and regional disparities.
Keywords: Labor Markets, Health Care Services Industry, Rural Labor Markets, Educational Sciences, Food Security
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