unemployment is 8,2% and has a higher rate for February since 2009

The Monthly Employment Survey (SMEs) It covers the labor market in the six main metropolitan areas.
23/03/2016 10h35 - Updated 23/03/2016 10h35
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Unemployment in Brazil reached 8,2% in February, index higher than that recorded in January, from 7,6%, and also higher than that seen in February 2015, from 5,8%, He reported the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), this Wednesday. The result was the highest for the second month of the year since 2009, when it came 8,5%. Considering every month, It is the highest since May 2009, when it stood at 8,8%.

The Monthly Employment Survey (SMEs) It covers the labor market in the six main metropolitan areas. The expectation in a Reuters poll was that the rate would reach 8,1% percent in the month the median forecast.

In February, the unemployed population grew 7,2% compared to January and reached 2 million people. In comparison with the same month of 2015, the increase was 39%. Already the employed population was estimated at 22,6 millions, down 1,9% compared to the previous month and 3,6% on February last year.

But the real average income of workers was estimated at 2.227 real. This result was 1,5% lower than estimated in January (2.262 real) e 7,5% below calculated in February 2015 (2.407 real).

Among the sectors, trade was the activity that most dismissed, with falling 3,9% the number of workers compared to January, or 177 thousand people laid off.

“The bad news was evident was the drop in the occupation. Are even cuts. In addition to those sectors that were already dispensing, as construction and industry, now seen layoffs in trade”, said the research technique the IBGE, Adriana Beringuy.

O mercado de trabalho sofre desde o ano passado com a forte recessão na qual o Brasil está mergulhado, sem perspectiva de melhora em breve já que a pesquisa Focus do Banco Central aponta expectativa de contração econômica de 3,60% this year.

Esta foi a última divulgação da PME, que agora será substituída pela Pesquisa Nacional por Amostra de Domicílios (Pnad) To be continued, mais abrangente. Pela Pnad Contínua, o país chegou ao fim de 2015 with 9,1 milhões de desempregados e taxa de desemprego de 9% no quarto trimestre.

Source: Veja.com

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