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Brazil generated 129.6 thousand new jobs in April


This was the best result for the month since 2013. Inventory reached 38.7 million jobs

Brazil registered the opening of 129,601 new jobs with a formal contract in April, resulting in 1,374,628 admissions and 1,245,027 terminations. The data are from the General Register of Employed and Unemployed (Caged), released this Friday (24/5) by the Special Secretariat of Social Security and Labor of the Ministry of Economy.

This was the best result for April since 2013. At the time, Caged registered the creation of 196,913 vacancies. The third consecutive year of positive and increasing balances in the month, the number reflects the recovery of the contingent of formal jobs in April since 2017. In the accumulated of the year, from January to April, 313,835 jobs were generated and the job stock reached 38 , 7 million.

The result of April 2019 is directly related to the sectors of Service, Transformation Industry and Civil Construction, responsible for most of the generation of jobs in the month. It should be noted that the employment balance was positive in the eight economic sectors.

In April, the Services sector opened 66,290 jobs and presented a positive balance in all six subsectors, a growth of 0.38% in relation to the previous month. The Manufacturing Industry generated 20,479 new formal posts, a positive balance in seven of the 12 subsectors. In Civil Construction, 14,067 jobs were created, driven by the sub-sector of building construction, which opened 5,365 jobs, and the construction of highways and railroads that created 2,148 jobs.

Compared with the same month of 2018, the balance in April 2019 was higher in 13.7 thousand jobs. In this comparison, the balances were higher mainly in the sectors of Agropecuaria (12.3 thousand), Commerce (three thousand) and Services (two thousand) and smaller in the sectors of Manufacturing Industry (3,6 thousand) and Civil Construction (0, 3 thousand).

Regional employment 

At the regional level, all regions showed an improvement in the generation of jobs, especially in the Southeast, which created 81,106 formal posts. Following are the regions Northeast (15,593), Midwest (15,240), South (14,570) and North (3,092).

Employment was positive in 23 federal units. The highest positive balances occurred in São Paulo (50,168), Minas Gerais (22,348), Paraná (10,653), Bahia (10,093) and Maranhão (6,681). Among the four states that presented a negative balance, the largest decline occurred in Alagoas, with the closing of 4,692 jobs, followed by Rio Grande do Sul (-2,498), Rio Grande do Norte (-501).

Labor modernization 

Through the intermittent work mode, 5,422 jobs were generated, involving 2,491 establishments and 1,980 contracting companies.

This result represents an increase of 1,439 jobs (36.1%) compared to April 2018, when the balance was of 3,983 intermittent jobs. In addition, there were 7,419 part-time admissions and 4,592 dismissals, generating a positive balance of 2,827 jobs. In April, there were 17,513 dismissals by agreement between employer and employee, 38.1% more than the 12,677 cases registered in the same period of 2018. Caged data are available at .