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Latest COVID-19 lockdown costing Quebec jobs according to study

COVID-19 is costing Quebec jobs, according to the latest findings by the Institut du Québec (IDQ).The survey, conducted in October 2020, identified 207,000 people currently out of work because of the latest COVID-19 confinement measures, compared to 140,000 who were out of work seven months ago.The study found Quebec’s hotel and food-service sectors were the hardest hit, losing nearly 42,000 jobs, or 19 per cent of the workforce in September 2020 alone, representing nearly two-thirds of all jobs lost in the province.The culture and recreation sectors are also struggling, according to the findings.

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