New Economy Forum: The Great Lockdown and Jobs: Who is Shut Out?

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  • IMF published this video item, entitled “New Economy Forum: The Great Lockdown and Jobs: Who is Shut Out?” – below is their description.

    A lot of jobs have been lost during the COVID-19 crisis. IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath and Vodafone’s Joakim Reiter look at what the data shows about which groups have been more affected by the lockdowns in this discussion moderated by CNBCi’s Silvia Amaro. ——— Moderator: Silvia Amaro, CNBC Speakers: Gita Gopinath, Chief Economist, IMF Joakim Reiter, Group External Affairs Director, Vodafone

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