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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Unemployment in the pandemic triggered by the novel coronavirus hit a record in the penultimate week of September, affecting over 14 million Brazilians. This is pointed out by the results released on Friday, October 16th, by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

According to the study report, between May and September over 4.1 million Brazilians joined the unemployment line, which corresponds to a 43 percent increase in the number of unemployed in the country in five months.

As a result, the unemployment rate rose from 10.5 to 14.4 percent, the highest . . .

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