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Tell Us: How Is the Pandemic Affecting Youth Employment in Europe?

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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