Unemployment up in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Port au Prince, Haiti. Photo: UN Photo/Logan Abass

The unemployment rate in Latin America and the Caribbean increased for the first time in five years in 2015, to 6.7 per cent, according to an annual report released by the International Labour Organization (ILO)

The increase means that at least 1.7 million people have joined the ranks of the unemployed.

The 2015 Labour Overview of Latin America and the Caribbean warned of a "turnaround" in the employment indicators, with a worsening in the employment situation of women and youth.

It said informal work opportunities would grow leading to "increased generation of lower-quality jobs."

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

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