Ex.Saúde, Presidente, Governo
The main drivers behind the inflation in June were food and drinks, which saw a 0.38 percent increase in prices due to products such as pinto beans (4.96%), rice (2.74%), and UHT milk (2.33%).
The work force (employed plus unemployed), estimated at 98.6 million people, shrank seven percent from the previous quarter, or 7.3 million people.
Of all branches of industry, automotive vehicles, tows, and coachwork experienced the sharpest reduction: 88.5 percent.
“Durable goods, vehicles, clothing, beauty parlors, gyms, housing, and food were severely affected by social distancing,” said Rebeca Palis, coordinator for National Accounts at the government’s statistics agency IBGE.
The data, estimated for 2019, was based on the survey Subnormal Agglomerations: Preliminary Classification and Health Data to Tackle COVID-19.