Unemployment drops to 12.1% and affects 12.9 million people

The number of employees with a formal contract in the private sector was 33.9 million people, up 4.1% from the previous quarter and 8.1% from the same period in 2020. | Photo: Marcelo Camargo / Agência Brasil

The unemployment rate in Brazil fell to 12.1% between August and October 2021. With this, the number of unemployed in the country during the period reached 12.9 million, according to data released on Tuesday (28) by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics. (IBGE). In the previous quarter, the unemployment rate was 13.7%. Between August and October 2020, this value reached 14.6%.

The number of employees with a formal contract in the private sector was 33.9 million people, up 4.1% from the previous quarter and 8.1% from the same period in 2020. L he informality reached 40.7% of the working population, or 38.2 million informal. workers. In the previous quarter, the rate was 40.2% and 38.4% in the same quarter of 2020. The worker’s usual real income in the last quarter was BRL 2,449, a decrease of 4.6% from the previous quarter. previous quarter and 11.1% compared to the same period in 2020.

According to the IBGE, compared to the previous quarter, the occupancy rate increased in six of the ten activity groups: General industry (4.6%, i.e. over 535 thousand people employed), Construction (6.5%, i.e. over 456 thousand people), Trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (6.4%, or more than 1.1 million people), Accommodation and catering (11.0%, or more than 500 thousand people), Other services (7.1%, or more than 304 thousand people) and Domestic services (7.8%, or more than 401 thousand people).

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