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What will the Covid-19 recession look like? Data gathered by Tortoise for the corona shock tracker has already shown that the economic impact of the pandemic has been uneven when it comes to consumer spending. What about the toll on jobs?

First published
Monday 27 July 2020

Last updated
Wednesday 18 November 2020

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What will the Covid-19 recession look like? Data gathered by Tortoise for the corona shock tracker has already shown that the economic impact of the pandemic has been uneven when it comes to consumer spending. What about the toll on jobs?

All recessions are distinct and different – which sectors of the economy and which parts of the UK will bear the biggest brunt? Chris Cook travelled to three places on the South West coast of England to examine what is in store as more than 9 million jobs currently protected by the furlough scheme come under threat. David Taylor, editor

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