Daniel Quiggin

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Demonstrators with placards during a protest in New York City to support the Green New Deal. Photo by Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images.

As of the beginning of May, 33 million Americans had lost their jobs in the preceding seven-week lockdown – equivalent to a 14.7% unemployment rate, and quadrupling the 2019 rate of 3.5%. In China, although officially unemployment is just 5.9%, independent estimates are more than three times greater, at 20.5%, principally due to a lack of accounting for job losses amongst migrant workers.

With India’s unemployment rate standing at 23.5%, three times greater than pre-pandemic levels, and Brazil – the new epicentre of COVID-19 – seeing unemployment double compared to 2019 to 25.6%, it is not just the world’s two largest economies who are suffering.…  Seguir leyendo »