Labour Overview 2018: Unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean down slightly in 2018

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After three years on the rise, unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean dipped slightly in 2018, according to the ILO’s Labour Overview 2018. But there is uncertainty about future trends, amid slow growth, high volatility and concerns about the high rate of youth unemployment. LIMA - The unemployment rate in Latin America and the Caribbean More...

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