COVID-19 and rising unemployment

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  • As feared, the coronavirus pandemic is evolving from a healthcare crisis into a financial crisis, shuttering businesses, upending industries and placing the livelihoods of hundreds of millions at risk. How are countries around the world coping with sudden and often steep rises in unemployment? Should we expect even more job losses this year due to plunging global demand? Could the after-effects of the pandemic be even more deadly than the virus? And how will governments restructure their economies to cope with the economic fallout? #COVID-19 #unemployment

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