Millions of people around the world have been affected by the financial crisis and are facing challenges trying to get by.
But now it seems as though they might have an answer for a major problem: The economy has been turned off by the pandemic.
Story continues below advertisementA report from GlobalPost on Tuesday said the global unemployment rate hit its highest level in more than a decade on Tuesday as the US and UK experienced a third consecutive month of record-breaking joblessness.
The report, based on a survey of more than 2,000 people, said the UK had lost more than 14,000 jobs in the past six months as its economy struggled with a sharp rise in unemployment.
The US, meanwhile, had gained just over 7,000 new jobs in July, its fastest monthly gain in more more than two years.
Canada, meanwhile continued to see record growth in the first six months of the year.
The UK economy, meanwhile – where the economy has boomed since the financial crash – has also shed more than 20,000 workers.
The GlobalPost survey found that in the United States, where the number of jobless workers has hit record levels, only 17 per cent of workers are employed.
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