From January to August, 63.917 workers have been fired, according to data from the Work Secretary.
The actual figure could be much higher, warned Work Minister Nicolás García, who explained that "... many fired workers do not report to the Ministry, and they settle termination conditions directly with their employers".
Just in October alone, at least 2,225 direct jobs were lost in the construction sector.
According to preliminary data from the Salvador Chamber of the Construction Industry, the above figure is equivalent to 8% of the total direct employment in the sector which only last year employed 32,000 people.
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