Young people struggle to find work. The epidemic has hit young and old around the world hard, leaving them unemployed. In Europe, people are having difficulties in searching for a job. The coronavirus pandemic is rapidly fueling a new youth unemployment crisis in Europe. Young professionals are being disproportionately hit, economically and socially, by lockdown restrictions, forcing many to make painful adjustments like moving back in with their parents.

Years of job growth have disappeared in a matter of months, leaving more than twice as many young people as other adults out of work. The European Union jobless rate for people 25 and under jumped from 14.7 percent in January to 17.6 percent in August (compared to 7.4 percent overall).

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April 5, 2021 10:38 pm

Dear Rosa:
I am surprised by your post, “Did you have struggles finding a job?,” because it can be really tough to find a job that fits your schedule. And now during a pandemic, it is even tougher. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “The epidemic has hit young and old around the world hard, leaving them unemployed.” I think this is important because it shows that the pandemic has affected many lives, not just young nor old. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because we shared similar thoughts amidst this writing piece.
Ricardo Sanchez

March 18, 2021 4:44 pm

Dear rosa,

I am very surprised by your wonderful post, ” Did you have struggles finding a job” never in a million years did i ever think that something like this can affect us and our work ability. I enjoy reading the information that you have for us and i agree with you it left many people unemployed and jobless. And young teens that have been enter to the U.S to work and get the chance to help out there family but with the covid 19 it affected it all. Something that stood out to me the most was ” Years of job growth have disappeared in a matter of months, leaving more than twice as many young people as other adults out of work”. Everything that you said was perfect. Thank you rosa for this helpful information.

March 16, 2021 3:36 pm

yes as young people it is hard to find a job people that is hiring always want to people with expreince and that able to work full time

March 15, 2021 10:25 pm

Dear Rosa,
I was very intrigued by your post, ” Did you have struggles finding a job?” because it is impressive how much you learned about the unemployment rates of Europe. I never thought unemployment was so big in other places as well. I’ve seen it occur here in The U.S but didn’t realize it was bad everywhere in the world. Unemployment has changed many people’s lives in bad ways and it’s sad to see how high the rate has gone. In this post I see you are talking more about the young people’s point of view but, it’s not only them having difficulties but also older people who have families to support. They not only have to worry about themselves but also their families. Which makes it harder for them to just move back to their parents house which leads them to becoming homeless and jobless.
Thank you for writing this post. I am looking forward to seeing what you will be writing about next.
-Litzy

Dulce
Dulce
March 15, 2021 6:52 am

Dear rosa,

I am astonished by your writing hear about “did you have struggles finding this job” because it has made me realize how not only our country is struggling to recover. Thousands of jobs were lost and many are left unemployed and its hard to come back to normal when you have no money and no job. Trying to provide for your kids during this pandemic is very risky. I really found it interesting how you mentioned the percentages of the unemployment of before and then. This really affected a lot of people. Thank you for writing this, This has made me realize that in life you have to expect the unexpected and always go for the best, I look forward to see more of your writings.

Dulce Cardona

Gerardo
March 15, 2021 4:42 am

Dear Rosa,

I am shocked by reading your post “Did you have struggles finding a job” because I really never thought that this many people would be unemployed. But it’s very interesting that you wrote something outside of the United States because we are the country that is affected the most by this virus. One sentence that I liked was “Young professionals are being disproportionately hit, economically and socially, by lockdown restrictions, forcing many to make painful adjustments like moving back in with their parents.” I found this sentence very hard to believe because I thought that we were having a bad time other countries are struggling equally or even worse than us. But anyway thanks for sharing this very informational piece of text I’m looking forward to what you post in the near future.

Gerardo

Matthew
March 15, 2021 4:30 am

Dear Rosa,

I am surprised by your post, “Did you have struggles finding a job?” because I never really thought about how the coronavirus hit others across the globe. I think it’s great sharing information that many people like me aren’t informed about, especially about this whole pandemic going on. Something that stuck out was, “The European Union jobless rate for people 25 and under jumped from 14.7 percent in January to 17.6 percent in August (compared to 7.4 percent overall).” It’s saddening to know that many people are losing their livelihoods due to something they didn’t expect or see coming. I could only imagine how bad It was in the beginning, particularly with most having almost no control over what was occurring. Thanks for the writing. I look forward to reading more of your informative writing.

M.M.

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