Toward an inclusive recovery: How has COVID affected the employment of immigrants and low-skilled adults?

07 February 2022

For the first time, trend data on educational attainment and labour force status of native- and foreign-born adults have become available in the OECD’s Education at a Glance Database. This article presents the findings of the latest Education Indicators in Focus brief which provides early evidence on the different effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on their labour market outcomes by highlighting 3 key points as follows:

– Foreign-born adults are particularly sensitive to economic downturns and can face job vulnerability in times of crisis.
A new OECD brief compares the impact of the COVID pandemic on native-and foreign-born adult employment outcomes.
– The analysis shows why public policies should consider the integration of migrants with all levels of education to ensure an inclusive recovery.