SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

SDG 8 has twelve targets in total to be achieved by 2030. Some targets are for 2030; others are for 2020. The first ten are “outcome targets”. These are: sustainable economic growth; diversify, innovate and upgrade for economic productivity; promote policies to support job creation and growing enterprises; improve resource efficiency in consumption and production; full employment and decent work with equal pay; promote youth employment, education and training; end modern slavery, trafficking, and child labour; protect labour rights and promote safe working environments; promote beneficial and sustainable tourism; universal access to banking, insurance and financial services. In addition, there are also two targets for “means of achieving”, which are: Increase aid for trade support; develop a global youth employment strategy. [Source]


How many full-time jobs were lost during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic?