RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The rate of unemployed in Brazil stands at 13.1 percent of the employable population, a total of 12.2 million jobless individuals. The data is included in the Covid-19 National Household Sample Survey (Covid-19 PNAD) covering the second week of July, from 5th to 11th, released yesterday, July 31st, by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

The figure is above the 12.3 percent rate for the preceding week (11.5 million) and the first week of May, which recorded 10.5 percent of the population unemployed.

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