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After 22 months in fall, Brazil again creates new jobs

Caged

Difference between layoffs and admissions left a positive balance of 35,612 new jobs in February. São Paulo was featured

After 22 months in decline, Brazil has returned to generate jobs. Data from the General Register of Employed and Unemployed (Caged), released on Thursday (16), show that 35,612 new jobs were created in February. This result was still the highest for February since 2014, when 260 thousand stations were generated. Among the major branches observed by the Ministry of Labor's survey, most were in the blue.

The best performance of the month was in the service segment, with 50,613 new jobs created. Public administration ranked second with 8,280 places. The list is followed by agriculture (+6,201), industry (+3,949) and industrial utilities (+1.108). The mineral extraction, construction and commerce branches were negatively affected last month.

"Anyone who is betting that Brazil will not work will make a mistake, the country will generate many jobs," said Labor Minister Ronaldo Nogueira. "We can celebrate the reversal of the curve (of unemployment). We are convinced that from here we will always have positive data to present, "he said.

Among the units of the federation, 14 registered a positive balance and 13 were in the negative. The states that generated more jobs were São Paulo, with 25,412; Santa Catarina, with 14,858; And Rio Grande do Sul with 10,602.

Back to growth

The President of the Republic, Michel Temer, celebrated the result. "You know that the Brazilian economy is growing again and the signs of this fact are becoming clearer every day. In February, the number of formal jobs is 35,612 places. It's a start, after 22 months of negative numbers, "he said.