Number of individuals unemployed after the coronavirus outbreak in Denmark 2020

As a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, many people have faced lay-offs and dismissals in Denmark. Since the country officially shut down on March 11, 2020, the number of dismissals increased significantly, peaking on May 1, when nearly 183 thousand people registered as unemployed. Throughout May and June 2020, the unemployment level decreased overall, until reaching a peak in the beginning of July. In the Capital Region of Denmark, the unemployment rate grew the most, reaching 6.8 percent as of June 2020. Nevertheless, the highest unemployment rate was documented in the Region of North Denmark.

Suffering sectors

Some sectors have particularly suffered from the lock-down. This was especially the case for employees in travel agencies and related services. Other heavily affected industries were the trading sector as well as the hotel and restaurant sector. In fact, the number of unemployed individuals reached over 15 thousand people in the travel agency sector over the past months.

Unemployment forecasts

One month into the crisis, the Danish Economic Councils presented both an optimistic and pessimistic employment scenario for Denmark in 2020. Considering the current unemployment rate, it seems like Denmark might be facing the pessimistic scenario.

Number of unemployed individuals after the coronavirus outbreak in Denmark from March 11 to July 2, 2020

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Source

Release date

July 2020

Region

Denmark

Survey time period

March 11 to July 2, 2020

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