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Brazilian millennials: a lost generation?

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“Mom, I’m unemployed,” reads the sign.

Brazil’s job market appears to be showing signs of life. Even if recovery is still slow, the number of unemployed people has decreased consistently over the last seven months. After reaching 13.1 percent in March, the rate now stands at 11.7 percent. But for Brazilian millennials, the reality is much tougher. With little experience, these young professionals were—in many cases—thrust into the job market earlier than they should have been, as unemployment reached their parents. Between 2012 and 2017, unemployment rates among millennials have doubled.

A new study by the Institute of Applied Economics Research (Ipea) shows that...

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