By Xiu Ying

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to government data, the Ministries of Education, Health and Economy account for 81.4 percent of the entire workforce of the country's Ministries. Of the 622,534 active civil servants, 507,106 are in these portfolios.

The Ministry of Education (MEC) employs 300,833 workers, the Ministry of Health 104,130, and the Ministry of Economy 102,143.

Education, Health, and Economics spent R$50.9 billion (US$12.7 billion) on payroll in the first five months of this year. The rate represents 72.7 percent of total spending on . . .

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