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Ecuador faces worst unemployment crisis in Latin America

A shocking 85 percent of Ecuadorans are now either unemployed or in precarious jobs.

Early on in the pandemic, Ecuador took the lead with the highest number of COVID-19 related deaths in Latin America. Now, it is leading the region in unemployment. A shocking 85 percent of Ecuadorans are now either unemployed or in precarious jobs.

Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports.