This report highlights how the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed many people into poverty due to reduced income resulting from reduced hours, reduced levels of pay from the furlough scheme and loss of employment. Ethnic minority communities, together with women and young people, are likely to be particularly affected by these circumstances as they tend to work in less secure occupations with lower wages, pushing more people into poverty. According to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, ethnic minority people reported that they were less likely to have been furloughed during the pandemic, and more likely to have lost their jobs.
Data Source: 2021, Community Planning Aberdeen report. Link.
Category: Qualitative Data
Topics: Aberdeen City Covid-19 Employment Ethnicity