RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Unemployment has dropped slightly in Santa Cruz and Cochabamba, but increased in La Paz and the remaining departments.
The urban unemployment rate has dropped to 8.1% in March in Bolivia, according to the latest report from the National Statistics Institute (INE).
The figure is 3.5% lower than the rate recorded in July 2020, when the indicator reached 11.6%, the highest level of unemployment recorded in the country last year, after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Urban unemployment stood at 9.7% in January 2021 and dropped to 8.9% in February . . .