Federal Employees Cost Twice as Much as Private Enterprise Workers, per World Bank Study

The study, by the World Bank, analyzed personnel management and payroll in the Brazilian public sector. The federal government has 96 percent higher wage costs than private enterprise. The states pay 36 percent more, while municipal workers do not earn more than the average for private business employees.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A federal civil servant in Brazil costs almost twice as much to his employer, the federal government, as a private business worker in a similar economic activity.

This is one of the findings of a detailed study prepared by the World Bank that analyzed personnel management and payroll in the Brazilian public sector. The survey will be released on Wednesday, October 16th, in Brasília.

The researchers unraveled the data . . .

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