In a prolonged recession from the coronavirus, The Bahamas could see job losses of -26.9% and Jamaica -24.8%. While in Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago, their jobs could shrink by -16.7%, -14.5% and -10.5% respectively. COVID-19’s impact on the world's labor markets is unprecedented. In the United States, 16.8 million people applied for unemployment benefits over … [Read more...] about What effects will COVID-19 have on employment in Latin America and the Caribbean?
Álvaro Altamirano Montoya
Alvaro Altamirano is a consultant at the Division of Labor Markets of the IDB. Alvaro’s past experience includes consultancy work for regional and international organizations while at Think-Tanks FUNIDES and COPADES. He has also provided with consultancy services for the World Bank’s Sustainable Development Unit. Alvaro has experience in teaching and research at universities in Nicaragua and Brazil. His research focuses on comparisons of multidimensional poverty, economic mobility, unpaid domestic work, single-parent households, and technical education. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Economics from the Universidad Centroamericana in Nicaragua and a Master's in Family Economics from the Federal University of Viçosa in Brazil.