IPEA: Brazil unemployment dropped to 13.7% in June; gains led by informal sector

The survey also showed that the recent growth in new hires has occurred mainly in sectors that employ relatively more informal labor, among them construction (19.6%), agriculture (11.8%), and domestic services (9%).

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Unemployment dropped to 13.7% in June, the last month of the moving quarter begun in April. The percentage was reached after standing at 15.1% in March. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate, which excludes the effects of seasonal variations from June's set of temporal data (13.8%), is the lowest since May 2020.

The numbers are part of the study released yesterday, September 27, in Rio de Janeiro, by the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA).

It analyzed the recent labor market performance, based on the breakdown of the mobile quarters of the Brazilian . . .

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