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Paid domestic employment dropped 23% in fourth quarter 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian population engaged in paid domestic work is finding fewer job opportunities. According to data from the Intersyndicate Department of Statistics and Socioeconomic Studies (DIEESE), released on Tuesday, April 27, the amount of people employed in the sector fell from 6.4 million in the fourth quarter 2019 to 4.9 million in the same period last year.

The 23.4% drop is higher than the decrease in occupation in the overall picture in the country: in the fourth quarter 2019, there were 94.5 million people employed in Brazil; in the same period of . . .

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