Unemployment rate ends at 7.3% in October
In absolute terms, this accounts for 989,227 jobless
In absolute terms, this accounts for 989,227 jobless. Last year, people out of work amounted to 1,113,631.
Last month, as many as 12,519,285 people had a job, 7,450,427 of which were employed in the formal sector whereas 5,068,858 were in the informal sector.
In a press release, INE president Elías Eljuri extolled a trend towards the consolidation of the sectors, which create most jobs and afford more stability for workers, taking into account the formal-informal labor ratio.
Translated by Conchita Delgado
They are marching in step to the same tune. There is a coordinated effort to position the idea. The Twitter hashtag #YoSoyVictimaDeLaGuarimba (I'm a victim of "guarimbas", or protest barricades) can be read on all pro-government Twitter accounts, including those of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), the National Assembly's Press Office, the state-run food distribution network PDVAL, state airline Conviasa, the Venezuelan embassies in foreign countries, radio stations and the huge media network responsive to the Government's interests and messages.