5 graphs that help tell the story of the pandemic
It’s been one year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, and Canada is just beginning to understand how the coronavirus has changed the country in ways that could be short lived and in others that could affect us for years to come. Here are five graphs, along with expert commentary, that help to assess COVID-19’s impact in Canada, from the amount we travel, to our shopping patterns, to what cities we live in. Job losses Younger workers, especially those between the ages of 15 and 24, continue to struggle to regain ground since the first shutdown in March 2020. Gordon Betcherman, a professor emeritus at the University of Ottawa and expert in Canadian labour markets, said that stems in part from the kind of work done by young people — many have precarious jobs in the hospitality and retail sector….