Small businesses were responsible for 72% of jobs created in the country

The service sector was the one with the most job vacancies during the period. In June, the segment created 87.2 thousand jobs. Photo: Fernando Frazão / Agência Brasil

A survey conducted by the Brazilian Service for Micro and Small Enterprises (Sebrae) on the basis of data provided by the General Register of Employed and Unemployed Persons (Caged), linked to the Ministry of the Economy, shows that small companies were responsible for creating 2,094,812 jobs with a formal contract between July 2020 and 2021, or about 71.8% of the jobs created in Brazil during the period.

This value is almost three times that of jobs created by medium and large enterprises in the same range, around 717,029. In June of this year alone, small enterprises were responsible for 871,197. admissions against 654,801 redundancies, with a positive balance of 216,396 jobs created.

Also according to the survey, the service sector was the one that posted the most job vacancies during the period. In June, the segment created 87.2 thousand jobs, followed by commerce, with 63.2 thousand jobs, processing industry, with 30.9 thousand, civil construction, with 26.4 thousand and l agriculture with 5.9 thousand.

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