THE International Labor Organization (ILO) said a big number of working hours were lost in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the ILO, the number of hours worked by employees around the world this year was 4.3-percent lower compared to pre-pandemic times.
This means 125 million full-time work was affected with the spread of COVID-19 globally.
The ILO warned that if there is no concrete financial and technical support, there will be a huge difference in the way the labor sector will bounce back and recover in rich and developing nations.
Data from the ILO revealed that Central Asia and Europe experienced the least effects to employment.
Countries in Asia and the Pacific came in second, while those most affected by the pandemic are the labor sector in countries in Africa, Americas and Arab states.
The ILO study revealed that the differences were affected by how countries rolled out their respective COVID-19 vaccination programs, aside from the way these countries offered fiscal stimulus packages to workers and businesses.