Unemployment reaches 11,2% in the quarter and reaches 11,4 million peopleThe rate is higher than the 10,2% February and 8,1% for the quarter ended in May 2015.
The unemployment rate in Brazil, measured by the National Sample Survey of Households (Pnad) To be continued, stayed in 11,2% in the quarter ended in May this year. It is superior to 10,2% February and 8,1% for the quarter ended in May 2015, according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). The result is the highest of the series started in March 2012 and the same for the quarter ended in April
The unemployed population is 11,4 million people, 10,3% (or 1,1 million people) more than the quarter ended in February and 40,3% (or 3,3 million people) more than in the quarter ended in May 2015.
The employed population (90,8 million people) It remained stable in relation to February 2016. In relation to May 2015, there was a decrease of 1,4%, that is, less 1,2 million people. Already the formal jobs in the private sector showed falls 1,2% compared to February and 4,2% compared to May last year.
Analyzing the employed population in the activities of groups, compared to February, there was a decrease in jobs in construction (-2,9%) and agriculture, livestock, forestry production, fishing and aquaculture (-1,7%). According to the IBGE survey, there was growth of persons employed in public administration, defense, social security, education, human health and social services (1,8%). The other seven were stable.
Compared to May 2015, there was a decrease in the numbers of workers in general industry (-10,7%) and information, communication and financial activities, real estate, professional and administrative (-8,6%).
But the study found an increase in jobs in domestic services (6,5%), transport, storage and postal services (5,5%), trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (5,5%), and public administration, defense, social security, education, human health and social services (2,5%).