Jobs available in the automative industry dropped sharply last week as the world economy continued to toil under the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our job tracker – powered by intelligence from GlobalData – looks at open positions across the world in a range of industries. The number of “active” jobs each day are indexed against the situation on March 1, shortly before the pandemic was declared by the WHO. Only the food service, power and pharmaceutical industries have seen a rise in active jobs since then.
On 17 April, jobs in the automotive industry were down 65.2% compared to 1 March. By 24 April, they had fallen to 51.9% of 1 March levels – the biggest negative week-on-week change in any sector.
Travel and tourism remains the worst hit industry over the course of the pandemic, with active jobs at just 28.4% of the levels seen on 1 March. The next worst-hit sectors – medical, insurance, mining and oil and gas – saw further week-on-week drops in job activity, too.