(NewsReady.com) – We’ve heard all about the importance of essential workers the last few weeks as businesses shut down or drastically changed their operations. Non-essential employees are being cut to keep virus transmission rates low without destroying local economies. Many blue-collar workers are being hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak. However, it seemed that white-collar jobs might make it through relatively unscathed. That’s just not true.
— Gregory Daco (@GregDaco) April 14, 2020
There are currently around 17 million job loss claims due to COVID-19. Many of those rolled in within the span of a few weeks. It turns out that project management, consulting, data scientist, and white-collar positions in general, are making up round two of coronavirus-related layoffs.
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— Jacqueline Nolis (@skyetetra) April 14, 2020
Oxford economist Gregory Daco projects 27.9 million people will lose their jobs due to the virus. Currently, 3.4 million of those positions are professional and business service-related. That number could easily rise much higher.
While many thought that only blue-collar jobs take the brunt of the economic impact, Daco corrected this assumption, saying “The virus shock does not discriminate across sectors as we initially thought.”
President Donald Trump is working hard to get the country back on track. Hopefully, Americans in all sectors will go back to work soon.
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