February saw 173,000 formal jobs created in Brazil

It was the best result for the month since 2014, as per data from the General Register of Employed and Unemployed Persons (Caged).

Agência Brasil
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Brasília – Brazil saw net job creation for the third straight month in February. Numbers made public this Monday (25) by the General Register of Employed and Unemployed Persons (Caged), of the Secretariat for Labor at the Ministry of Economy, 173,139 net job positions were created last month. It was the best result for a February since 260,823 jobs in February 2014.

The number came as a result of 1,453,284 workers hired and 1,280,145 workers dismissed, and 38.6 million formal jobs total.

Year-to-date through February, 211,474 net jobs were created in Brazil. In the 12 months through February, net number of new jobs was 575,226.

The special secretary for Social Security and Labor at the Ministry of Economy, Rogério Marinho, said there are signs of a “consistent rebound” in jobs in Brazil.

Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

Marcello Casal Jr./Agência Brasil

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