#1. More than 250 million full-time jobs were lost in 2020
Nearly 9% of global working hours were lost in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic – the equivalent to 255 million full-time jobs, according to the International Labour Organization. That number includes the 114 million workers who became unemployed or whose working hours were restricted due to COVID-19. Women and younger workers were most affected by unemployment; food services, retail and manufacturing were the hardest-hit sectors. Experts predict that more hours of work will be lost in 2021, and possibly even in 2022. Read more here.