|"(...) With a focus on jobs for youth, this paper analyses the development of job postings in Norway during the
first and second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Jobs for youth are defined by the top 20 3-digit
occupations for young workers. Job postings in these occupations took a larger hit than other jobs. We also
identify the top 20 occupations for entrants right after completed highest education. Separate analyses by
education reveal that entry jobs for young people with lower education declined the most during the pandemic.
Using a difference in difference framework with 2018 and 2019 as reference years, we show that the decline
started before "lock-down" policies were in place, but that the decline was even larger during the lock-down.
Concurrent with re-opening phases in the economy, job posting rates improved, but did not reach the levels
comparable to those in 2018 and 2019. (...)"|
[coronavirus, labor demand shock, job postings, young workers, COVID-19]