Welcome to “Number of the Week,” where we choose a single figure that helps understand what is going on in Brazil. This week, we show who suffered the most from the drop in employment in Brazil in 2020.
- : a crash in the number of Brazilians in employment
Unemployment has remained in double digits since the 2014-2016 crisis, but the pandemic blew the problem out of all proportion. Household surveys carried out by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) show that employment was growing at an average rate of 1.7 percent a year...