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Q. Which of the following best describes the impact of Covid-19 on your work:
|I wasn’t in paid work before the Covid-19 outbreak||41%||34%||47%||27%||27%||65%||37%||48%|
|I was in paid work before the Covid-19 outbreak but am not now||19%||20%||17%||32%||17%||9%||20%||16%|
|I’m still in paid work but am worried about losing my job because of the Covid-19 outbreak||25%||28%||22%||31%||34%||11%||28%||18%|
|I’m still in paid work and am not worried about losing my job because of the Covid-19 outbreak||16%||18%||14%||11%||22%||14%||15%||17%|
- 25% of participants are worried about losing their job because of the Covid-19 outbreak and another 19% were in paid employment before the outbreak, but now are not.
- 32% of 18-34 year olds say they were in paid work before the Covid-19 outbreak but am not now – this is higher than 35-54 year olds (17%).
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