34 Million people in latin america are unemployed due to corona

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Even before the corona crisis, the economic situation in many Latin American countries was difficult – it is all the harder now. 34 million people have lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic. More and more live in poverty.

At least 34 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean lost their jobs because of the corona pandemic in the first half of 2020. This emerges from a report that the International Labor Organization (ILO) presented in the Peruvian capital Lima.

The report is based on data from nine countries that together make up more than 80 percent of the region’s total population. The UN organization warned of an unprecedented crisis in the labor markets and "a drastic shrinkage of employment, working hours and income." At the beginning of August, the ILO had estimated the number of jobs lost in the region at 14 million.

37Th street festival in gerlingen: summer, sun, street festival

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The streets were packed, like here at the Seaham stand. Photo: factum / Granville

The weekend street festival in Gerlingen was packed with crowds, live music and plenty of culinary delights. The organizers are satisfied – also because it was probably peaceful.

Gerlingen – the best summer weather, live music and then a cold beer – what more could you want? Thousands of Gerlingers who were out and about at the street festival on the weekend probably thought that. Siegfried Hahn is satisfied; the chairman of the festival committee thought it was "really nice".

34 Cents more minimum wage for employees

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The statutory minimum wage in Germany will rise to EUR 8.84 in early 2017. This was laid down by the minimum wage commission for employers and employees in Berlin. The lower wage limit is currently 8.50 euros.

On January 1, 2017, the statutory minimum wage in Germany will rise from the current EUR 8.50 to EUR 8.84. This was announced by the minimum wage commission in Berlin. The decision was made unanimously, said the chairman of the commission and former labor director of the energy company RWE, Jan Zilius. 

The basis for the decision of the committee – in which employers and trade unions are represented equally – is the tariff index determined by the Federal Statistical Office. Around 500 collective agreements are incorporated into it. In the past year and a half, wages and salaries rose by an average of 3.2 percent. Until recently, it was a matter of dispute between the employer and employee camps whether the latest collective bargaining agreements in the public sector and in the metal and electrical industries should also be taken into account. In the end, it was decided to at least consider public service degrees.