The International Labor Organization (ILO) has announced that the total working hours of the world will not return to the pre-infection level as the infection spreads again in various places due to the influence of the new coronavirus, Omicron strain. , Called on each country to expand its employment measures.

On the 17th, the ILO announced its outlook for total working hours worldwide.

According to the report, the total working hours in the world are expected to decrease by 2% compared to 2019 before the spread of the infection, as the Omicron strain spreads and the future is uncertain.

In addition, the number of unemployed this year is expected to be 207 million, an increase from 186 million in 2019, and it is predicted that the pre-infection level will not be restored until next year.

By region, Europe and North America show signs of recovery, but Southeast Asia and Latin America are still slow to recover.

The ILO Executive Secretary, Rider, is calling on countries to expand employment measures for young people, saying that recovery cannot be expected until the spread of the infection is stopped.