Brazil’s informal sector should drive employment recovery

Employment recovery with the pandemic under control in Brazil should start in the informal sector, particularly the unregistered self-employed.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Employment recovery with the pandemic under control in Brazil should start in the informal sector, particularly the unregistered self-employed. But the self-employed category can be a driver for the market even among formal workers.

Together, the data show that companies have not been significantly creating jobs, and workers have had to make do as they can.

The findings, presented by the Brazilian Institute of Economics of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV Ibre), have profound implications for the future, not only in economic terms, but also regarding the need for income protection and professional . . .

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