Covid-19 Pulls 1.4 Million Out of Work in Brazil Due to Illness

A total of 17.7 million workers were either unable to seek employment because of the pandemic or were unable to find a job in the region where they live.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - When Alcides da Silva, 52, began to feel pain and high temperature, he was desperate. Three neighbors in Guaianazes, a suburb of São Paulo, had died after contracting the novel coronavirus and, overnight, the burden of unemployment he had been carrying for over a year added to his fear of the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?