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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The coronavirus pandemic, which has severely affected Ecuador like many other South American countries, has also had a tremendous impact on the labor market. Last week, the Minister of Labor Andrés Isch, published the latest job market figures.

According to these data, 289,000 workers have lost their jobs since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The most affected sectors are trade (41,694 jobs lost), agriculture, livestock, and fishing (38,902), manufacturing (37,489), building (28,779), and administration (21,466).

According to Isch, by December 2019, 46.7 percent of jobs were in . . .

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