Job Losses During The Coronavirus Outbreak

There have been a lot of job losses during the coronavirus outbreak. A lot of these job losses have been directly because of coronavirus. Reports by YouGov show that one in twenty workers in the UK have lost their job because of coronavirus. Meanwhile one in eleven workers in the UK has had their pay or their hours reduced because of coronavirus and the lockdown.

So, let’s look at these reports a little closer.

March Employment Situation Report

YouGov surveyed their audience to see how the coronavirus outbreak had affected employment in the UK. The results found were as follows;

  • 41% of respondents reported that there was no change and they were still employed.
  • 9% of respondents said that they were still employed but their hours / pay had been reduced.
  • 5% of respondents felt that their employment situation had changed as they were employed but are now unemployed
  • 41% of respondents were not employed as we went into the outbreak and are still unemployed now.

May Employment Situation Report

YouGov then surveyed the same audience just 2 months later in May. Some of the results for the way that coronavirus has affected employment in the UK can clearly be seen in their research. The research can be seen below;

  • 38% of respondents went into the coronavirus outbreak with a job and are still employed now. They feel there has been no change.
  • 15% of respondents have noticed their hours or pay has been reduced as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
  • 5% of respondents reported that they had a job as they entered the coronavirus pandemic, but they are now unemployed.
  • 40% of respondents have noticed no change as they had no job as the lockdown came in and are still unemployed.

As lockdown regulations begin to loosen more jobs will start to become available. Businesses that haven’t been hiring for the last few months will now be looking to fill empty positions within their company. Now could be your time to get your dream job.

Call our team now to book a candidate interview. Our recruitment consultants will discuss current available opportunities and the right future job for you.