This is Brazil by the Numbers, a weekly digest of the most interesting figures tucked inside the latest news about Brazil. A selection of numbers that help explain what is going on in Brazil. This week: the impact of fake news about chloroquine, the second wave of pandemic in Brazil, unemployment rate breaks records, and the death of Diego Maradona.
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14.6-percent unemployment rate
Brazil’s unemployment rate reached a new record of 14.6 percent in Q3 2020 — up 1.3 points from the previous quarter. However, economists say that Brazil’s unemployment is about to...