Employment and labour markets

Structural change in the labour marketForthcoming

Report
Planned publication date
November 2022

Abstract

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have varied across sectors, occupations and categories of worker (for instance, according to gender, age or employment status). Hours worked have declined the most in sectors such as accommodation services and food and beverage services, and in occupations heaRead more

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have varied across sectors, occupations and categories of worker (for instance, according to gender, age or employment status). Hours worked have declined the most in sectors such as accommodation services and food and beverage services, and in occupations heavily reliant on in-person interaction, such as sales work. At the same time, it’s in these sectors that labour shortages have become increasingly evident as labour markets have begun to normalise. This report will assess how the pandemic has altered the structural development of employment in our economies, identifying where its effects are likely to be transitory and where they are likely to be longer-lasting.

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