By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Data released last week by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) show that 5.2 million unemployed have been seeking employment for over a year; this represents 38.9 percent of the unemployed in the country.

Out of the overall number of people on the unemployment line, 3.3 million (24.8 percent) have been out of work for two years or more, a 9.8 percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2018.

Also according to IBGE, 6 million people (45.4 percent of the total) have . . .

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