APEC’s latest report on the economic effects of COVID-19 show that employment losses remain high for several groups, especially youth and those with lower education and in low-wage jobs. These groups often work in hard hit industries like retail, accommodation and restaurants which will take time to recover.
Government programs have helped sustain incomes and employment. However, these workers remain vulnerable. Training and other programs could help them thrive, especially when innovation is occurring in these industries.

See the full report.