RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilians' sense of well-being, measured by the "unhappiness index" - sum of inflation and unemployment rates - reached its worst level in 5 years in the first quarter this year.
In the first 3 months of this year, when the country was experiencing the second wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the index reached 19.83%, the same level since the third quarter 2016, when Brazil was in recession.
The survey, conducted by economist Daniel Duque, from Ibre/FGV (Brazilian Institute of Economics, of the Getulio Vargas Foundation), also points out that Brazil ranks second worst in . . .