The chart reflects answers collected for question #8, which asked: “How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted your employment? Check all that apply.” The option categories were:
I have been laid off.
I have been furloughed.
My number of work hours has been cut.
My number of work hours has increased.
I am working remotely now.
I am now considered an essential worker.
I am employed under the exact same conditions.
It is an evolving situation.
I am retired.
I was unemployed prior to COVID-19.
Other, please explain
Out of 82 of respondents, 24 had transitioned to remote work; 12 respondents were unemployed prior to the pandemic; 16 respondents, at the time of the survey administration, were employed under the same exact conditions as prior to the pandemic; 9 respondents noted their hours increased; 9 respondents had their work hours cut; 9 respondents said they were furloughed; 8 respondents noted they had been laid off; 3 noted it was evolving situation; 4 respondent noted they were retired; 2 respondents had their co-op experienced canceled; 1 respondent was a priest and noted less influx of money from the community; 1 respondent had their summer job cancel; and, lastly, 1 respondent said they were not employed for pay but volunteered instead.
The data was produced by the Shifting Energy Demands in COVID-19 Survey - Overview, which was administered to 86 people over a six week period in May-June 2020. Visit the Shifting Energy Demands in COVID-19 - Survey Results page to view more data from our survey. The project is approved by Drexel’s IRB.
Briana Leone, "How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted your employment? Check all that apply (Q8)", contributed by Briana Leone and Alison Kenner, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 16 August 2022, accessed 10 December 2023. https://energyrights.info/content/how-has-covid-19-pandemic-impacted-your-employment-check-all-apply-q8