Guedes defends vaccination of ‘invisibles’ for the resumption of the informal economy – Prime Time Zone


Minister also says that return of programs for job maintenance is under negotiation with Congress and that signs show recovery of activities in ‘V’

Fátima Meira / Estadão ContentMinister returned to defend immunization as the main path for the resumption of economic development

Minister of Economics, Paulo Guedes returned to defend the vaccination of the “invisible”, as the Brazilians who were not registered in social programs of the federal government are called, for the recovery of the informal work. According to data from Ministry of Economy, the country has 38 million people in this situation. ”They are without working conditions without vaccines, so they have to have mass vaccination for these people to return to work. The machine for generating formal jobs is spinning. ” The head of the economic team briefly participated in the presentation of the General Register of Employed and Unemployed (Caged) which revealed a positive balance of 260 thousand jobs in the country in January, the best record for the month since the beginning of the historical series, in 1992.

Guedes also reiterated that the economy is returning in “V”, which indicates a strong advance after a sharp drop, based on the 1.04% increase in the Economic Activity Index of the Central Bank (IBC-Br), released on Monday , 15, and indications that the Federal Revenue should break the collection record at the beginning of the year. The minister also reaffirmed the launch of the Emergency Employment and Income Maintenance Program (BEm), which allows for a reduction in working hours and wages. The new version will work as a “job insurance”, with the distribution of R $ 500 for up to 11 months for workers of companies that join the program. The National Support Program for Micro and Small Enterprises (Pronampe), launched to finance enterprises during the Covid-19 it will also be restored. According to Guedes, the initiatives have already been presented to President Jair Bolsonaro (without a party) and to the presidents of the Chamber and Senate, Arthur Lira (PP-AL) and Rodrigo Pacheco (DEM-MG). “Although they can be done on a provisional basis, we are talking to political leaders. The idea is to launch as soon as possible ”, said the minister, without specifying deadlines.