Unemployment reaches 15.6% in first quarter

According to the survey for Greater Santiago at the Microdata Centre of the University of Chile, the unemployment rate reached 15.6% (469,000 unemployed), its highest level in 35 years and more than double of what it was a year ago (7.6%). In March, 524,000 jobs were lost, compared to December 2019. During this period, the unemployed increased by 173,000 people, while another 351,000 left the workforce.

Source: La Tercera