Cedefop’s Europass team analysed the impact of COVID-19 on the activity of the Europass portal in March 2020, using the following indicators:

  • CVs generated online (March 2020 vs March 2019);
  • date of national lockdown in top 20 countries;
  • cases of COVID-19 per million inhabitants.

The infographics below provide interesting findings for the top 20 countries:

CV generated online - March 2020 vs March 2019

CVs generated online in March 2020 (all countries) decreased by 36.5% compared to March 2019.

The drop ranges from 9% (Hungary) to 51% (Italy).

Impact of lockdown - CVs generated before and after national confinement measures

The drop of CVs generated online after lockdown is impressive, especially in Portugal (-75%), Spain and Greece (-73%) and Italy (-72%).

Surprisingly, Hungary records an increase of 10% of CVs generated after the lockdown.

Correlation between number of COVID-19 cases and number of CVs generated

There is a significant drop in countries most severely affected by COVID-19 (Italy, France, Spain and Belgium).

This shows that job market is on hold, companies having massively stopped recruiting after the lockdown.


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