Out of the total unemployed, 49.4% are aged 24-44
Venezuelan unemployment hit 873,513 people in November
Based on data reported by the National Statistics Institute (INE), some 873,513 were unemployed last month, 431,411 of which (49.4%) were aged 25-44.
Compared to the figure reported in November 2011 (334,606 jobless or 39.8%), unemployment rate for said aged group hiked 1.3 percentage points in a year.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
"Cocoa is to Venezuelans what wine is to the French," says Alejandro Prosperi, head of the Venezuelan Chamber of Cocoa, using this simile to express the paramount importance or the cocoa industry for the country. Often times heralded as "the best cocoa in the world," a passion for quality dating back to the sixteenth century has made Venezuelan cocoa growers to enjoy high prestige at international level and their product to be among the most sought-after in the world.