However, the average unemployment rate for last year was 13.5 percent—the highest since 2012—which accounts for some 13.4 million people looking for a job in the country.
“I pray to God He may shine His light on governors and mayors so that they don’t close everything. Life and economy walk hand in hand. We can’t talk about health care without employment,” the president said
“The year we faced the biggest crisis in our history—a global pandemic—we’ll lose a fifth to a third of the jobs lost in the previous recession,” Guedes said during the seminar promoted by the Industry Federation of Rio de Janeiro State (Firjan).