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Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2020

Navigating the crisis towards a human-centred future of work

The Asia–Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2020 highlights lost working hours due to the COVID-19 crisis, which have caused devastating drops in income and increased in the incidence of working poverty in the region.
  1. 81 million jobs lost as COVID-19 creates turmoil in Asia-Pacific labour markets

    Asia–Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2020: Navigating the crisis towards a human-centred future of work estimates that the economic backlash of the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out some 81 million jobs in 2020. In nearly all economies with available quarterly data for 2020, employment levels contracted compared to 2019.