Labor Market Transformation in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Differentiation of the Impact of Physical and Information Virus Spread

Authors: Rodionov D.G., Konnikov E.A., Ivanova A.S. Published: 02.07.2021
Published in issue: #2(135)/2021  
DOI: 10.18698/0236-3933-2021-2-83-102

Category: Informatics, Computer Engineering and Control | Chapter: Management in Organizational Systems  
Keywords: COVID-19, unemployment, wages, information environment, coronavirus, labor market, pandemic

Currently, the need to develop measures to prevent the negative economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is primary for most countries in the world. Determining the ways of possible impact on the physical and informational form of the spread of a new coronavirus infection seems to be especially relevant in the context of a global problem. The purpose of this study is to analyze the impact of the physical and informational forms of the spread of coronavirus infection on the set of indicators characterizing the labor market, e.g. the unemployment rate, average wages in different types of economic activity, employer's need for the labour force; to identify the logic of behaviorof the Russian society by studying the dynamics of search queries in January--August 2020; to identify possible ways to minimize negative economic effects caused by the coronavirus pandemic. As a result of the study carried out within the labor market, a fundamentally new property of the pandemic was revealed --- the "effect of delaying physical consequences", the multidirectional influence of the physical and informational forms of the coronavirus spread on a number of indicators characterizing the labor market was established. The rapid adaptation of the Russian society to remote employment in lockdown and severe restrictive measures has been confirmed


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