COVID-19: Fear of Losing Job
Responses pertain to participants reporting to what extent they agree with the statement: “I might lose my main job or main self-employment income source in the next four weeks.”
Methods and Limitations:
From April 24 to May 11, 2020, approximately 46,000 Canadians participated in the Statistics Canada online questionnaire “Impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians: Your mental health”.
These results are based on participants reporting to what extent they agree with the statement: “I might lose my main job or main self-employment income source in the next four weeks.”
The crowdsourcing process invited Canadians aged 15 years and older to participate in data collection on a voluntary basis. A total of 45,989 responses were received between April 24 – May 11, 2020.
Data were collected using crowdsourcing and were not collected under a sample design using a probability-based sample. Data were benchmarked to the following control totals: number of persons by age groups by sex by province/territory. Results are subject to potential bias due to the fact that responses from participants may not represent non-participants. Caution should be exercised when interpreting the results and no inference to the Canadian population as a whole should be made based on these. These results exclude non-responses.
Statistics Canada: Impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians – Your mental health, 2020
COVID-19: Fear of Losing Job in the Sustainable Development Goals
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8. Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
Roughly half the world’s population still lives on the equivalent of about US$2 a day. And in too many places, having a job doesn’t guarantee the ability to escape from poverty. This slow and uneven progress requires us to rethink and retool our economic and social policies aimed at eradicating poverty.
A continued lack of decent work opportunities, insufficient investments and under-consumption lead to an erosion of the basic social contract underlying democratic societies: that all must share in progress. The creation of quality jobs will remain a major challenge for almost all economies well beyond 2015.
Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs that stimulate the economy while not harming the environment. Job opportunities and decent working conditions are also required for the whole working age population.