The central bank said that a strong recovery in exports, more investment and private consumption would lead to 3.9% economic growth in 2021, after an 8.1% slump this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic - the steepest drop in nearly a century. The central bank also said unemployment, which had been falling steadily under the ruling Socialists up until last year, would rise to 7.2% this year and reach 8.8% in 2021.