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Infographic: Nearly Half of Liberia's Workforce Out of Work Due to Ebola Outbreak

November 19, 2014

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Jeeyeon Seo / World Bank Group

In an effort to measure the economic impact of Ebola on Liberian households, the World Bank, with the Liberian Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services and the Gallup Organization, has conducted two rounds of mobile-phone surveys, in October and November 2014.  Based on these results, it is clear that Ebola has substantially impacted the Liberian economy across all sectors of employment, in both affected and non-affected counties. In all, nearly half of the working population of Liberia is no longer working since the crisis began.

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