30/09/2016 11h32 - Updated 30/09/2016 11h32

Unemployment rises to 11,8% and reaches 12 million people, says IBGE

The rate was 8,7% in 2015.
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The unemployment rate in Brazil, measured by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) the National Survey by Household Sampling Continuous (Pnad), rose to 11,8% in the quarter ended in August, according to data released today (30). In the previous three months, the rate was 11,2%, and it was the largest of the series.

The research points 12 million unemployed persons in the country, population so classified for seeking employment without finding. In relation to March, April and May, the unemployed June, July and August increased by 583 thousand people, or 5,1%.

Already employed population fell 0,8% when comparing the two quarters, with the loss of 712 thousand jobs. altogether, this contingent sum 90,1 million people. nevertheless, the number of employees with a formal contract remained stable in 34,2 millions.

Unemployment was 8,7% in 2015

The comparison June, July and August 2016 with the same period 2015 shows a reduction 2 million people in the working population and an increase of 3,2 million people in the unemployed population.

Last year, the unemployment rate in this quarter was 8,7%, and also I was on an upward trend compared to previous quarters.

The number of employees with a portfolio 2016 dropped down 3,8% about 2015, to the output 1,4 million people in this group.

Income remains stable

The survey also reports that the average real income usually earned by Brazilian had a negative variation within the range that the IBGE considers stability. The average income was R $ 2.011, 0,2% less than the R $ 2.015 the previous quarter and 1,7% less than the R $ 2.047 in the same period last year.

The actual overall income in all works also showed no variation in considered significant by IBGE compared to March, April and May, but fell 3% in comparison with 2015. The total is R $ 177 billion.

Source: Agency Brazil

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