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Latest update : 2013-06-27

Crisis drives unemployed Portuguese to black market

With the Portuguese jobless rate reaching almost 18 percent and the economy set to shrink further by the end of 2013, many people are forced to look to the black market for employment. Some Portuguese who formerly worked as office workers, engineers or professors are now poaching clams in rivers around the capital Lisbon.

By Sarah Morris , Adeline PERCEPT

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