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From Japan to the US, young people give up on finding jobs

COVID has been especially cruel to those just getting started

The way governments count unemployed people cloaks many jobless workers in stealth. (Source photo by Reuters)

TOKYO -- Millions of unemployed workers have given up on finding jobs amid an unrelenting pandemic.

Nikkei analyzed labor statistics from 10 countries, including Japan, the U.S. and U.K., and found that the total number of people in the combined workforce shrank by 6.6 million from July through September compared with the same quarter in 2019.

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