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Every sixth person in the world may be unemployed in the next two to three months due to the impact of the pandemic coronavirus. About it writes RIA Novosti with reference to a study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
Almost a third of the world population (about two billion) people are under threat of loss of work or transition to part-time employment in 2020. According to forecasts of the ILO (international labour organization), the loss of labor income reached 3.4 trillion dollars and the unemployment rate exceeds 17 percent.
According to an analysis by BCG, more than 80 percent of layoffs in the world will be in the field of non-food retail, manufacturing, hotel and restaurant business, tourism and construction. It is also noted that due to automation 12 percent of existing jobs could be at risk, and 30 percent of jobs will require people with additional skills. More than 10 percent of all workers are projected to work on remotely.
The unemployment rate in Russia may grow three times. In the worst scenario where all regions will be introduced strict quarantine, it may increase to 12-15 percent. Incomes in this case may fall to 9-12 percent.
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