LOS ANGELES — Brazil is struggling to avoid the same fate as its neighbors: the long slog to regain its competitiveness as a global hub.
It is also facing a looming crisis of its own: the collapse in its labor force and the decline in its productivity.
A country of just 3.4 million people is struggling with a labor force that is shrinking while the population shrinks by 2.5 million annually.
The country’s economy shrank at a more rapid rate in 2015 than the previous year, the latest year for which statistics are available.
The country has shed 3.5 percent of its laborforce in the past two years, and it is projected to lose 1.8 percent in 2018, the most rapid drop in the world.
Brazil lost 2.7 million people in 2015 and is expected to lose about 1.5 millions in 2018.
In Brazil, as in many other countries, the main culprit is the collapse of the Brazilian labor force.
While the labor force is shrinking, the country’s productivity is steadily growing, said Rafael Silva, a professor of economics at the University of São Paulo and an expert on labor force trends.
He attributed the countrys sluggish productivity growth to an aging workforce that has been left behind by globalization and globalization-driven globalization, as well as the fact that the Brazilian economy has become increasingly dependent on the services sector.
Brazil’s labor-force decline is due to a combination of factors, including a sharp drop in demand from China, and the aging workforce, Silva said.
He said the country has the second-largest workforce in the industrialized world behind only the United States.
Brazilians have always had a high level of productivity.
It has always been a big problem in the country, but it is not as big as it used to be, Silva added.
He said the government is trying to boost productivity and improve education, but in a country that is aging, it is hard to make changes.
At the same time, Brazil’s government is looking to make sure it doesn’t lose the world’s fifth-largest economy.
The government has been working on a number of labor-market policies, including the promotion of flexible work hours and the development of more apprenticeships.
In addition, the government has set a goal to reduce the labor-time gap between workers and employers by 2030.
As a result, Silva predicted that the country would continue to see an increase in productivity.
In the meantime, Silva expects the number of jobs in the labor market to continue to shrink.
“I don’t see the labor supply increasing,” he said.
Despite the slowdown in productivity growth, Brazil is experiencing its first significant job losses in more than three decades.
Last month, the Federal Statistics Office reported that the laborforce shrank by 1.6 percent in the first quarter of this year.
That’s a far cry from the 5.7 percent drop seen in the same period in 2015.
And it was still far below the 11.1 percent drop experienced in the third quarter of 2015.
In recent years, Brazil experienced a large labor shortage, which led to long-term job losses.
In Brazil, it’s estimated that at least 60,000 jobs have been lost since 2000.
In other words, Brazil has lost 1.2 million jobs since 2000, according to data from the International Labor Organization.
The official unemployment rate in Brazil is around 5 percent, according the latest data from Brazil’s federal statistics office.
In contrast, the official unemployment in the United Kingdom stands at around 14 percent.
There are some signs that Brazil may be starting to see some signs of recovery.
The Brazilian government recently announced a new plan to increase the number, intensity and duration of training programs for apprentices, which will help them gain valuable skills and increase their productivity.
Brazil is also making an effort to boost the productivity of its agricultural sector, which is one of the few sectors in the economy that has grown strongly since the global financial crisis.
The new plan calls for raising the productivity and quality of agricultural production by 50 percent by 2025.
Another sign of economic recovery is the fact the country is beginning to get some relief from the devastating drought.
In April, the International Monetary Fund announced that it would provide financial assistance to the government in order to help pay for drought relief.
More broadly, Brazilis government is also stepping up efforts to reduce its debt load, which has been rising in recent years due to the global economic crisis and the financial crisis that followed.
On Monday, the Brazilian government announced that the government would start a massive bond-purchase program to fund public investments and to finance new public projects.
The announcement came days after Brazil’s top financial official announced that he was raising his annual salary by a quarter.
The hike came after the government announced last week that it had secured a loan of $2 billion to fund the purchase of a new highway and