In 2020, the expected average duration of working life for 15-year olds in the European Union (EU) was 35.7 years, 0.2 years less than the average for 2019, according to data released today by Eurostat, the statistical service of the EU. This is the first time since 2000 that the expected average duration of working life has declined. According to the data It was 37.1 years in Cyprus.
The number of years that people can expect to be in the labour force (employed or unemployed) during their life course has also been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Among others, people who would have been available to work and would have sought employment, may have given up their search due to low return expectations, and consequently be outside the labour force, reducing the expected duration of working life.
As regards the gender gap, it diminished slowly but steadily at EU
Source: Cyprus News Agency