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LatinNews Daily - 10 August 2020

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In brief: Unemployment soars in Ecuador

* According to a survey by Ecuador’s national statistics institute (Inec), conducted from May to June, there were over 1m unemployed people in the ocuntry during this period, accounting for 13.3% of the economically active population of 7.6m people. The survey interviewed 10,397 households across the country. In contrast, in June 2019, 4.4% of the economically active were unemployed while in December 2019, this figure had dropped to 3.8%.