Thursday 10/28/21
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Foreigner.fi readers fear losing their jobs due to Covid-19 crisis

Foreigner.fi will ask a different question about Finland and Finnish lifestyle every Friday on its official Twitter account @foreignerfi

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The coronavirus pandemic has affected normal lives in every way. Furthermore, it has disrupted the world economy since March. All second quarter GDP data for most countries are negative.

The Finnish economy suffered a year-on-year contraction of 6.4% in the second quarter of the year, in which the effects of the coronavirus and economic restrictions were the norm around the world. The drop in GDP was 4.5% compared to the previous quarter.

The fall is less severe than that registered in the main European countries.

The British economy is in recession after contracting a record 20.4% in the second quarter.

The Japanese economy contracted at an annualized rate of 27.8% in the second quarter, as the world's third-largest economy was devastated by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Sweden's gross domestic product shrank by a record 8.6% in the second quarter.

Therefore, Foreigner.fi asked the readers in a Twitter poll: “Do you think your job is secured in the midst of the coronavirus crisis?”

In the poll, the respondents were given two options which were 'Yes’ and ' No'.

The mini poll was answered by 41 readers and 65.9% of the readers think their jobs are not secure in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. 29% said, ‘Yes’.

Foreigner.fi is going to ask a different question about Finland every Friday on its official Twitter account @foreigner.fi

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