Besides, it is expected that the general level of unemployment will increase by 10%.
Thus, according to Deputy Director of Economic Strategy Maria Repko, the number of working people will reduce by a third of a million citizens; this time – the most vulnerable categories of citizens.
“There were 16.6 economically active people who did something and due to the crisis, the government expects that this number will decrease by 300,000. Usually, these people are the most vulnerable. It can be seasonal workers, pensioners, youth, women who raise children alone and faced closed schools due to the quarantine,” Repko said.
Such risks kept for the majority of the world countries. The worsening of the epidemical situation will mean the return to stricter restrictions, including for labor migrants. Concerning Ukraine, the situation will depend on the further development of the pandemic.
“If the second crisis begins, the Ukrainian economy will occur in a much worse situation because, during 2020, the investments dropped so much. The investments are the sources of future economic growth. Wages, pensions and well-being of people,” the message said.
As we reported, 25,196 unemployed people officially registered in Kyiv. During the quarantine, the number of unemployed people increased thrice.