as a result of world loss of working time was equivalent of full employment for 305 million people. While 38% of the global workforce – that is about 1.25 billion people – are employed in industries that are at high risk associated with the impact of the pandemic.

Such data are cited by international labour organization with reference to an analytical report of the UN Secretary General, antónio Guterres, on the issues of the world of work after a pandemic COVID-19.

the Most affected by the coronavirus were companies belonging to small and medium enterprises, explained in the ILO, comparing them with the motor of the economy of many countries. Because of their size they have a lower resistance to shocks, add in labor organization.

in addition, triggered by the coronavirus economic and employment crisis, according to the ILO, mainly affected women, who often work in the most vulnerable sectors of the economy. Additional problems can occur in people with disabilities and also young people.

Particularly hard hit are workers in the informal economy, say in the ILO. The capacity of this sector is estimated at 2 billion jobs. Estimated their income as a result of the pandemic has fallen on average 60%.

the international labour organization after antónio Guterres urges in the first place to assist all employees and entrepreneurs, are at risk of poverty and unemployment. Then focus on that after the pandemic, to build a healthy and safe economy in which to respect the rights of all working people. Thirdly, to mobilize and utilize all new technologies to create new jobs to replace the lost due COVID-19.