Pandemic destroyed a record of 4.9 million jobs in Brazil
Country feels effects of isolation measures to contain coronavirus and unemployment rises to 12.6%
The new coronavirus pandemic contributed to 4.9 million jobs lost in Brazil in the quarter ended in April, a record in the historical series, IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) reported on Thursday (28) .
The employed population had a record drop of 5.2% compared to the previous quarter, with 3.7 million informal jobs being lost. Today, there are 89.2 million Brazilians in the employed population, against 94.2 million in January.
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