Women’s unemployment rate rises to 11%, and informality spreads

In January this year, the female unemployment rate was 11% and underemployment 16%, respectively, while the male unemployment rate was 9% and underemployment 10%, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE) report. The Covid-19 pandemic aggravated the employment situation of women and stalled the process of labour equality. Nearly 700,000 people were unemployed in 2020, most of them in the informal sector, especially women.

Luis Barbery re-elected as CEPB president for the 2021-2023 term

The institutions that make up the Confederation of Private Businessmen of Bolivia (CEPB) re-elected Luis Fernando Barbery Paz as its president for the 2021 - 2023 term the rules established in its statutes. The current president of the Bolivian private sector was born in Santa Cruz, is an Industrial Engineer with a postgraduate degree in Advanced Business from Harvard University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Toledo - Ohio.