Unemployment in Brazil rose in January to 14.2%

According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), the number of people looking for work reached 14.2 million, 2.3 million more than a year ago.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Unemployment in Brazil rose to 14.2% in November-January, at the beginning of the second wave of the pandemic in the country, after four successive drops that brought the rate to 13.9% in October-December, according to official data published on Wednesday, March 31st.

In November-January 2020, before the first case of coronavirus was registered in Brazil, the unemployment rate in Latin America's largest economy stood at 11.2%, three percentage points less than at present.

According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), which conducts its surveys based on . . .

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