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ILO Says More than One in Six Young People Have Stopped Working during the Pandemic

GENEVA — The International Labor Organization says more than one in six young people have stopped working during the coronavirus pandemic.

The U.N. labor agency, in its fourth edition of a report on the impact of the pandemic on jobs, says the equivalent of 305 million full-time jobs has been lost due to COVID-19. It says the impact is strong in the Americas, which the World Health Organization calls the new epicenter of the outbreak.

ILO Director-General Guy Ryder says young workers age 15-28 may face a tougher time getting proper training or access to jobs that could extend into their working careers. ILO says nearly one in four have seen their working hours cut.

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