Ukraine is not the only country that has faced rising unemployment. As of June 1, over 510,000 unemployed have been officially registered in Ukraine, according to the State Service. However, the actual number of unemployed in May was about 2.5-2.8 million.
Moreover, the number of officially unemployed has doubled since quarantine start.
Europe is also experiencing it, being the largest recepient of Ukrainian labor resources. Many European companies have to cut staff, dismissing employees, including Ukrainians.
About 30% of Ukrainians in Poland lost their jobs due to a pandemic, according to President of the All-Ukrainian Association of International Employment Companies Vasyl Voskoboinyk.
It is clear Ukraine will not pay subsidies to Polish companies so that they don’t fire Ukrainians. (UNIAN/Business World Magazine)