How Quickly Will Job Losses Recover?
This year’s huge job losses have almost been entirely attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has played a huge role in why forecasters believe the vast majority of the losses will be temporary and the job market will see a quick snap back along with consumer spending buoyed by Ecommerce and fiscal support. The key question is how many of these jobs will never come back. It is also likely that many of these jobs may be restructured from shrinking industries into those which have seen their business growth accelerate due to the virus. These sort of shifts could create a drag on how quickly the nation returns to pre-COVID levels of employment.
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