COVID-19 pandemic could make another 25 million jobless: UN

New Delhi: The United Nations said today, the COVID-19 pandemic will significantly increase global unemployment, pushing up to nearly 25 million more people out of work.

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 also said, workers could lose up to 3.4 trillion US Dollars in 2020 income over virus. It added however that an internationally coordinated policy response could significantly lower that number.