Premier pays touché par l’épidémie de Covid-19, la Chine a pris des mesures de confinement sans précédent qui ont entraîné un repli historique de sa croissance d’au moins 6 % au premier trimestre 2020. L’amélioration progressive des conditions sanitaires à partir du printemps a toutefois permis un rapide rebond. Au total, en 2020, la croissance aurait été de 2,3 % – certes le taux le plus bas depuis 40 ans, mais une remarquable performance en comparaison de celles des autres grandes économies mondiales, toutes en récession.
Étiqueté : emplois
Many foreign students in Japan who hope to find a job in the country are facing an uphill battle as a pandemic-driven economic downturn has led a number of businesses to cut recruitment.
The nation’s college graduates get one shot at their dream job. That’s it. And this year, they might not even get that.
Now, with companies cutting back on hiring plans for 2021, soon-to-be college graduates worry they’re missing their chance. There are 122,000 fewer openings anticipated this year compared to last, bringing the jobs-per-applicant ratio to its lowest since 2014.
[Hong Kong] Hong Kong jobless rate unchanged at 6.1 per cent amid Covid-19 third wave but underuse of workers hits 17-year high
– Labour chief says underemployment rate has risen 0.3 percentage points to 3.8 per cent
– Third wave of coronavirus cases in July and August continued to disrupt a wide range of economic activities, he says
Hotel, food service and retail sectors cut back as people stay home
TOKYO — Massive job cuts caused by the coronavirus pandemic are concentrated on sectors that tend to employ many women, a trend that highlights a lopsided economic impact both at home and abroad.
[Hong Kong] Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s low-income residents suffering more under strain of pandemic, with relief doing little to help, survey finds
– Some 70 per cent of respondents in poll by Society for Community Organisation report being either unemployed or underemployed
– Government relief measures, meanwhile, are either not enough or not reaching those most in need
[Hong Kong] Beating the gloom: enterprising Hongkongers find ways to boost income, running yoga classes or selling at bazaars and online
– Depressing jobs scene drives some to turn talents, hobbies into potential money-spinners
– Call for government to provide more community venues for small businesses to set up stalls
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the livelihoods of workers and families in countries around the world. In Myanmar, the pandemic could ultimately lead to a socioeconomic crisis if the right policies and plans are not well designed and implemented. The COVID-19 Impact Assessment on Employment and Labour Market in Myanmar presents the findings to help guide the Government of Myanmar and the social partners in their unrelenting efforts to support affected businesses and vulnerable workers.
[Chine] China’s unemployment crisis shows no signs of easing as graduates face reality check due to coronavirus
– China is set to release its June unemployment figure on Thursday, along with the headline gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate
– China’s policymakers have already prioritised employment for this year, vowing to create 9 million new urban jobs
Ils se sont cru autorisés à envahir de nouveau les trottoirs des grandes villes de Chine en plein marasme économique, mais les vendeurs de rue peinent à s’imposer face à des policiers aux aguets.
Le coronavirus est à l’origine d’une augmentation brutale du chômage en Thaïlande : près de sept millions d’emplois sont menacés.