Unemployment grows in Bolivia
La Paz, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Some 289,000 Bolivians lost their jobs, and unemployment nearly tripled to 11.8% due to the Covid-19 pandemic in July 2020, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE).
INE General Executive Director Yuri Miranda said that 7.9% of the total unemployment has been caused by Covid-19.
He noted that the of the total number of unemployed people (434,000), 289,000 were affected directly by the pandemic caused by the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
According to former President Evo Morales (2006-2019), after the coup d'état on November 10, 2019, unemployment rose due to the stagnation of investments and projects, the bankruptcy of State companies and the Covid-19 pandemic.
The plan of the de facto government to create jobs was a lie, said Morales on Twitter.
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