Pandemic hit on jobs worse than thought: UN

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Article highlights:

  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on jobs has been harder than previously expected, and a worrying two-speed recovery is emerging between richer and poorer nations, the UN’s International Labour Organization warned on Wednesday.
  • Dramatically, unequal vaccine distribution and fiscal capacities are driving these trends, and both need to be addressed urgently.
  • In June, the ILO had been projecting a decline of 3.5%, or 100 million full-time jobs.