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Unemployment Falls In 11 Out Of 27 Federation Units

IBGE

The survey points out that all the major regions of the country recorded good results in relation to the resumption of employment

With unemployment dropping from 13.7% to 13% in the second quarter of 2017, 11 of the 27 federation units dropped their unemployment rates. The data are part of the National Survey for Continuous Household Sample (PNAD), and were released on Thursday (17), by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

According to the survey, all the major regions of the country recorded good results in relation to the resumption of employment. The highlight of the second quarter was the North, where the unemployment rate fell from 14.2% to 12.5%, and the Central-West region, with a decrease of 12% to 10.6%. The lowest unemployment rates were registered in Santa Catarina (7.5%), Rio Grande do Sul (8.4%) and Mato Grosso (8.6%).

For the Minister of Labor, Ronaldo Nogueira, the data show the optimism with the labor modernization. "The labor modernization brought legal security and more optimism for the productive sector, which is returning to believe in the country, returning to hire and helping to resume the generation of jobs," he commented.

Positive Outlook

The result is yet another indicator that shows the resumption of the labor market. According to data from the General Register of Employed and Unemployed Persons (Caged), Brazil generated 103,2 thousand formal job openings this year, compared to 623,5 thousand layoffs in the same period last year.

Source: Portal Brasil, with information from IBGE and Ministry of Labor