Unemployment in Brazil Breaks Record, Affects 13.1 Million People

It is the highest mark since the PNAD official records of unemployment in the country began in 2012.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The reopening of trade and services amid the pandemic has exacerbated the rise in unemployment in Brazil, which hit a record 13.8 percent in the quarter ended in July. It is the highest mark recorded since the Continuous PNAD (National Household Sample Survey) series that computes the official unemployment in the country, began in 2012.

This represents 13.1 million people in the employment lines, according to IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) data released on Wednesday, September 30th. In the previous quarter ended in April, unemployment in Brazil had closed at 12.6 . . .

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