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COVID-19 Pandemic Could Make Another 25 Million Unemployed: UN Report

(Representative image: Reuters)

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The International Labour Organisation however added that an internationally coordinated policy response could "significantly lower" that number.

  • AFP Geneva
  • Last Updated: March 18, 2020, 9:15 PM IST
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The COVID-19 pandemic will significantly increase global unemployment, pushing up to nearly 25 million more people out of work, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

"The economic and labour crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic could increase global unemployment by almost 25 million," the International Labour Organisation said as it released a fresh study.

It added however that an internationally coordinated policy response could "significantly lower" that number.

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