ΣΥΝΕΔΡΙΟ ΓΕΩΓΡΑΦΙΑΣ: ΜΕΤΑΦΕΡΕΤΑΙ ΣΤΙΣ 2-4 Ιουνίου 2021

COVID-19_Regional_Labour

'COVID-19_Regional_Labour' reveals the harsh impact upon employment: New maps and data in the online Regional Statistics Dashboard for Coronavirus COVID-19 in Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Spain and other countries of the EU South

 

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update, 5/07/2020

Covid-19 Regional Labour Dashboard

University of Aegean/YOUTH Share - Coronavirus Response & Labour Statistics

The 'COVID-19_Regional_Labour' dashboard, after a year of operation, is incorporating new maps that present regional statistics for the COVID-19 pandemic. The dashboard presents and visualizes data for Greece, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Croatia, France, Portugal and Malta, currently covering the nuts-2 level regions of all Southern EU states -with the exception of France which is pictured on a nuts-1 level. It includes certain useful indices, such as the per capita shares, while it aspires to an in-depth study of the impact of COVID-19 upon (youth) employment. Regional data revealing the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown, and later on of the easing of restrictions upon employment, youth unemployment and the NEETs are eventually incorporated.

Several numerical indices and graphs are currently presented: Covid-19 Labour Data Analytics. The national- level data (as in the left column of the Dashboard) are automatically retrieved from Johns Hopkins University while all regional data are retrieved and updated by members of the ‘COVID-19_Regional_Labour’ team on an (almost) daily basis. Additionally, the Dashboard incorporates two very interesting timeline maps that track the uneven expansion of the virus across the regions of the EU South:

  • Timeline of COVID-19 Confirmed Cases (starting from the first reported and ending @April, 25th, to be expanded soon until June, 30th, 2020)
  • Timeline of COVID-19 Deaths (starting from the first reported and ending @ April, 25th, to be expanded soon until June, 30th, 2020)

In addition, the ‘COVID-19_Regional_Labour’ team has recently published two interim reports, one reviewing the the uneven impact of the pandemic upon employment and the young in the Greek regions and sectors in 2020 Q2 and another one about the uneven impact of Covid-19 on employment in Cyprus, France, Spain, Greece, Italy, Malta, Croatia and Portugal for 2020Q2 and 2020Q3. These reports have indicated that employment contraction has been controlled due to job retention schemes, although it is not evenly distributed across national economies, regions and sectors of economic activity.

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the planet for the last 15 months, with more than 2.6 million deaths by early March 2021, after three pandemic waves. However, the real impact of the health and economic crisis is expected when the restrictive measures and government support packages for companies and workers come to an end. The ‘COVID-19_Regional_Labour’ team will closely monitor and analyse this geographical and sectoral differentiation.

 

 

(*) The ‘COVID-19_Regional_Labour’ team 

Akis Kanelleas, GIS Expert, MA in GIS, Leeds University, YOUTHShare project

Dimitris Psarologos, Geographer, MSc student in Political Economy, Univ. of Athens

Dimitris Voulgaris, Geographer, MSc in Regional & Urban Planning, London School of Econ. & Pol. Sc. (LSE)

Kostas Gourzis, Urban and Regional Planner, Postdoctoral researcher, Univ. of Aegean & YOUTHShare project

Nikos Kapitsinis, Economic Geographer, Research Associate, Cardiff University

Stelios Gialis, Associate Professor, Labour Geography Res. Group, Univ. of Aegean & YOUTHShare project

 

Contributors/ collaborators

Anna Saroukou, Geographer, MSc Student in Urban and Regional Development, Panteion University, Greece

George Sykas, Urban and Regional Planner, PhD student, Univ. of Aegean & YOUTHShare project

Irene Liakopoulou, BSc student in Geography, Univ. of Aegean, Greece

 

 

COVID-19_Regional_Labour and its contents -University of the Aegean/ YOUTHShare project, all rights reserved- are provided to the public strictly for informative, educational and academic purposes. The data of the Dashboard are sourced from publicly available data from Eurostat, Johns Hopkins University (JHU), WHO, Statista, Wikipedia and the national authorities of the countries under study, and their consolidation reveals minor discrepancies. The Dashboard is not funded by any source and it relies upon publicly available data from the above sources that do not always agree. The reliability of the that data sources cannot be verified. The data are updated on a regular basis by the members of ‘COVID-19_Regional_Labour’ team, who volunteer for the development of the Dashboard and the overall result is a work in progress. For any remarks or inquiries please contact: youthshareproject@gmail.com ; stgialis@aegean.gr