More than one-in-six people aged 18-29 have stopped working since the onset of the pandemic, according to the UN’s International Labour Organization
UK finance minister Rishi Sunak announced the support on March 20, vowing to reimburse 80% of workers’ wage costs to a cap of £2,500 per month, backdated to March 1, 2020. The scheme sees employees put on temporary leave, called being furloughed.
A government study found applicants with Arabic-sounding names received 25% fewer responses than candidates with French names.
The United Kingdom has the most favourable employment rate statistics for EU citizens, according to Eurostat.
EU Commissioner for Employment Marianne Thyssen told Euronews’s Business Editor Sasha Vakulina that the measures would not be as far-reaching as those contained in the Withdrawal Agreement