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Youth unemployment rate in Latin America rose to 24% in the first quarter of the year

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The average rate of youth unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean reached in the first quarter the highest level since records have been kept, reaching 23.8%, which implies that between 2 and 3 million young people were left out of the labor force due to the lack of opportunities because of the pandemic.

This was revealed Thursday by the International Labor Organization (ILO) director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Vinícius Pinheiro, on International Youth Day.

Pinheiro detailed in a press release that the 23.8% youth unemployment rate in the region represents . . .

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