Job creation continues apace, says Guedes

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The Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes, said on Thursday that the Brazilian economy continues at an accelerated pace of job creation. The Brazilian formal labor market registered a positive balance 309,114 signed portfolios in June, according to data from the General Register of Employed and Unemployed Persons (Caged). In the first half of 2021, the balance of Caged is already positive in 1.536 million vacancies.

“If we take the last 12 months, we generate 2.8 million new jobs. The formal market now reaches for the first time since 2015/2016 the level of 40.8 million jobs”, he highlighted. “We are creating 1 million jobs every three and a half or four months,” he added.

The minister pointed out that all states and regions had a positive result in June, with emphasis on the services and trade sectors, which opened the highest number of vacancies in the month, with 125,713 and 72,887 formal positions, respectively.

“The sectors most affected by the pandemic are at the forefront, leading the resumption. Brazil continues on the right path, with mass vaccination to ensure a safe return to work, with the generation of new jobs”, he said. Guedes.