When it comes to job status and mental wellbeing, the young are the most affected by the pandemic among Europeans, reveals a recent report by Eurofound.
It is no news that the Covid-19 pandemic has sparked a healthcare crisis that has also seriously affected the economy and people’s mental wellbeing, due to the movement restrictions deployed to stem the tide of the virus. Eurofound, the European agency for the improvement of living and working conditions, has been carrying out surveys, in order to paint a clearer picture as to who and how has been affected the most by the consequences of the pandemic. The data collected was then published in a report in February.
With regards to job security, young men and women between the age of 18 and 34 have been affected the most. The first survey, carried out between April and May 2020, highlighted a higher unemployment rate since the beginning of the pandemic among young people when compared to other age groups, whether it be a temporary or permanent situation (the only exception being men aged over 50 temporarily losing their job).