Unions warns: Unemployment will double unless emergency measures are taken

Unions warns: Unemployment will double unless emergency measures are taken

EU jobless figure could double and reach 30 million people unless governments prolong their support measures to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, unions warned EU governments in a letter seen by EURACTIV. There are currently 15.6 million people unemployed in the EU, with 1.7 million more since the start of the COVID crisis in March. According to the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)’s latest research, based on information gathered from national affiliates, this figure could increase by 14 million if national governments opt for a sudden withdraw of the emergency…

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