29/07/2016 09h52 - Updated 29/07/2016 09h54

Unemployment rate rises to 11,3% in the second quarter and is the highest since 2012

According to research, the number of unemployed persons reached 11,6 million people.
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The unemployment rate in the country stood at 11,3% in the quarter ended in June this year. The rate is higher than the 10,9% observed in March this year and 8,3% the quarter ended June 2015. Data from the National Survey of Households (Pnad) Continuous were released today (29) the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

The result of the second quarter of this year is the highest of the series, started in March 2012. According to research, the number of unemployed persons reached 11,6 million people, 4,5% (or 497 thousand people) more than the quarter ended in March and 38,7% (or 3,2 million people) more than in the quarter ended in June 2015.

The employed population (90,8 million people) It remained stable in relation to March 2016. In relation to June 2015, there was a decrease of 1,5%, that is, less 1,4 million people. Already the formal jobs in the private sector (34,4 millions) It remained stable in relation to March of this year and fell 4,1% in comparison with June of last year.

Source: Agency Brazil

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