Pandenomics is a podcast series looking at the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and what the coming months may hold for Canadians. 

Over the next few weeks Scotiabank Perspectives editor and host Stephen Meurice will be talking to Scotiabank economists about the federal government’s response to the pandemic, the job market, real estate, small business, and much more. 

In the second episode of Pandenomics, we examine the ramifications of COVID-19 for Canada's employment landscape. The country's latest job numbers for September were relatively strong, with 378,000 jobs created and the unemployment rate now down to 9%. However, the sectors which showed some recovery are now about to be hit again by reimposed restrictions as several provinces face a second wave of COVID-19. Scotiabank's Director of Economic and Fiscal Policy Rebekah Young breaks down the latest jobs numbers and how they compare to pre-pandemic levels, and examines how employment for women, young people and new Canadians is faring.