The youth unemployment rate across much of Europe surpassed 17 percent this summer, and is probably getting worse as the coronavirus regains force into a second wave. Despite furlough schemes and government measures that have temporarily kept tens of millions of people employed, a tsunami of layoffs is approaching Europe.
The Times would like to talk to people 25 and under across Europe who are facing a tight job market. Have you lost your job as a result of the outbreak, or are you having a difficult time finding work? Are you a student concerned about job prospects following graduation? How has Covid-19 affected your ability to enter the work force?
Statistics show the pandemic disproportionately affects communities of color and those of lower socioeconomic backgrounds. If you have a story to share about your circumstances, or about someone you know, we’d like to hear from you.
Please answer the questions below. A Times reporter or editor may contact you to hear more about your story.
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