The Minister of Regional Development, Rogério Marinho, spoke about the reasons for the historic rate of informality in Brazil, published yesterday by the IBGE. Photo: Adalberto Marques / MDR
During the participation in the 93rd edition of the National Meeting of the Construction Industry (Enic), the Minister of Regional Development, Rogério Marinho, spoke about the reasons for the historic rate of informality in Brazil, published yesterday by the IBGE, and said that it is necessary to take into account regional differences, giving the example that in Leblon, a traditional neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, a flannel can earn up to R $ 4,000 per month. The event took place on Tuesday (30) and was also attended by other authorities from the executive, legislative and judicial branches.
“A flanelinha in Leblon earns R $ 3,000, R $ 4,000 per month. But someone in Jucurutu, inside my state, Rio Grande do Norte, who takes care of animals, earns R $ 200. It is a completely different reality. People have to understand this in order to understand what our country is, ”Marinho said. According to him, Brazil has always had half of its workforce working informally and this is nothing new. For the minister, this is a structural problem.
According to the Continuous National Household Sample Survey (Continuous PNAD), there was an increase in the number of self-employed workers (3.3%) in the third quarter of 2021. There are currently 25.5 million self-employed workers. , the largest number since the start of the historical research series. This number includes workers who do not have a CNPJ, which rose 1.9% from last quarter. With this, the rate of informality reaches 40.6% of the population. There are 38 million workers in this situation.
Marinho also stressed that the employment recovery in Brazil remains strong, despite the covid-19 pandemic. “The flagship of this recovery are the service and construction sectors. We are convinced that every real employee in construction has an extraordinary performance, especially in terms of maintenance and job creation. There is no greater dignity for human beings than to have their paid work, ”he said.