The Austrian labour market during the corona crisis – labour market data of April 2020
The decline in employment is reflected even more strongly in the "labour reserve" than in the number of 227 700 unemployed persons (according to the international definition): the "labour reserve" grew from 129 000 in February 2020 to 221 000 in April 2020. However, even those who kept their jobs, in April 2020 worked on average 25.4 hours per week, 6.9 hours less than in April 2019 due to short-time work, the reduction of time credits and (special) holidays.
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