Government proposes minimum wage of BRL 1,169 for 2022, with no real increase

The government has presented the value of the minimum wage expected for 2022. Illustrative image. Photo: Marcelo Andrade / Gazeta do Povo / Arquivo

The federal government sent Congress a minimum wage proposal of R $ 1,169 for 2022. The value was presented on Tuesday (31) in the annual budget bill. The text provides for an increase of 6.27%, since the current salary costs R $ 1,100. The Ministry of the Economy predicts that the national consumer price index (INPC) should be 6.2% in 2022. With this, there is no real increase, since the minimum readjustment only makes restore inflation. The information was published by the G1 portal.

In April, the government published an adjustment forecast to R $ 1,147 in 2022. But the recent increase in inflation has prompted a revision of the value, with the Federal Constitution preventing a replacement below the inflation of the period. for the minimum wage. The minimum value could be even higher if inflation exceeds the ministry’s forecast by the end of the year.

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