Inequality, employment and COVID-19

Priorities for fostering an inclusive recovery in BC
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July 6, 2021
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This report examines the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the BC job market and on different groups of workers a year into the pandemic. It reviews key economic and employment trends to track how the COVID-19 recession unfolded in BC and looks at how different sectors, communities and workers have been impacted.  

Although the federal and provincial governments intervened quickly and mobilized significant resources to cushion the financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis for individuals and businesses, the pandemic has highlighted and deepened the economy’s gender, racial and income inequalities. 

The report concludes with recommendations for key policy frameworks needed to address the structural inequalities exposed by the pandemic and solutions for a more inclusive and just economy, rather than returning to the pre-pandemic status-quo.

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