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Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Recent improvements and persistent gaps in rural employment

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Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Recent improvements and persistent gaps in rural employment

Autor institucional: NU. CEPAL-OIT Physical Description: 34 páginas. Editorial: ILO Date: May 2016 ECLAC symbol: LC/L.4141

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This new edition of Employment situation in Latin America and the Caribbean, a twice-yearly report prepared jointly by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Office for the Southern Cone of Latin America of the International Labour Organization (ILO), discusses how weak job creation led to the third consecutive annual decline in the employment rate, which fell by 0.4 percentage points in 2015, indicating a reduction in the number of labour income earners per household. The ensuing drop in household income has played a large part in the increase estimated in the poverty rate for 2015.
The second section of this report examines employment trends in rural areas of the countries of the region between 2005 and 2014, seeing to establish whether the improvements seen in the labour markets overall in that period also occurred in rural areas, and whether the gaps compared with urban areas decreased. The data presented in that section were generated from special processing of data from national household surveys.