Data from the Ministry of Labor show which sectors are most severely affected, which include travel, entertainment, restaurants and childcare. They account for 20% of employment in February, but more than 50% of the unemployed in April. Although the rate of layoffs seems to be slowing, the May job report is likely to bring more bad news.
As consumer habits change, online shopping jobs are likely to replace those in physical stores. Demand for health workers is likely to remain high in the economy after the pandemic.