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Covid's uneven employment impact still being felt

Andy Fyers
Thu, 06 May 2021

Covid's uneven employment impact still being felt
Construction is one industry that has added jobs in the past 12 months.
Andy Fyers
Thu, 06 May 2021
The unemployment rate dropped further in March and now sits at 4.7%, but some sectors are hurting more than others.Unemployment of less than 5% is far better than even the most optimistic economist's predictions from one year ago when it was widely assumed rates would be up to at least 7% by this point, possibly even pushing double digits in the worst-case scenarios.So, while the economy and labour market are more robust than anticipated, there are still plenty of workers adversely impacted by covid-19 shock depending on where you look.Part...

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