With the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we, @Career Angels, wanted to understand how it actually affected the job market. We started to observe and analyze the changes that it brought. We have been gathering weekly data (unemployment and the number of job ads published on LinkedIn) and closely observing the situation across the EU since March 2020. In mid-September, we decided to extend our job market observations to a total of 80 countries on all continents – well, almost all – we do not track what’s happening in Antarctica. Tracking the demand for candidates, that is – if and how much – companies are hiring gives quite a good feel of the overall trend on the global job market. This is an updated version of our report on the African job market. We summarized 25 weeks of the COVID-19 effects on the oldest continent. Want more? We publish daily updates and weekly reports that you can follow here: www.LinkedIn.com/showcase/Market-Signals If you would like to share how your business has been influenced by COVID-19 or what measures have been taken up in order to react to the market changes, contact us! We’d be more than happy to hear from you! Note: our special reports are released “live” to subscribers (if you want to become one, email us at Bichl.Sandra@CareerAngels.eu, subject: Special Reports) and then published for the public with a delay of 4-6 weeks.