#1. Up to 100 million people can’t work remotely, IMF claims
The coronavirus pandemic has led to tens of millions of job losses, and millions of workers now face the prospect of being forced out of the labour market altogether because they can’t work remotely. The International Monetary Fund estimates that in the era of physical distancing, up to 100 million workers in 35 advanced and emerging countries could be at risk. This is equivalent to 15% of the workforce. Within this group, those most likely to be negatively impacted are young workers, women, and the poor.