Job creation breaks record in Brazil
19/05/2010 17:49 - Portal Brasil
In the first quarter, employment generation in Brazil reached the level registered in the past year.
In April this year 305,068 new jobs were generated in Brazil. This is a record for the month and for the first quarter as well as the second best mark ever recorded taking into account every months, just behind 2008 (309.442). The data are from the General Register of Employed and Unemployed (Caged) of the Ministry of Labor, released on Tuesday (May, 18).
Only in 2010, 962,327 Brazilian workers achieved formal employment, a similar level reached in the whole year of 2009. Over the past 12 months, the total raise was 1,908,983 jobs, an increase of 5.9%. With the result, Brazil reaches 41.4 million workers in formal employment and labor rights guarantees.
The sectors that have generated more jobs in the month were Services (96 583), manufacturing industry (83 059), Trade (40 725), agriculture (38 951) and Construction (38 418). Out of the 25 economy subsectors, 13 registered a record. Sugar cane and coffee harvest in the Southeast in addition to public investment in infrastructure throughout Brazil have promoted record results for Agriculture and Construction.
All regions achieved growth in employment, with balances record for the South (53 363) and Midwest (31 498). Twenty-four states reported an increase in formal employment, with 12 of them posting balance records.
Check out the historical series of the General Register of Employed and Unemployed (Caged)
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