However, the average unemployment rate for last year was 13.5 percent—the highest since 2012—which accounts for some 13.4 million people looking for a job in the country.
The country’s black and brown population (47.4%) was more present in informal occupations in all states, compared to white people (34.5%).
Over 25 thousand work permits were granted to foreigners by the Brazilian government last year. Most workers came from the US—approximately 20 percent of all permits.
A group of 30 Venezuelans applying for refugee status and temporary residence in Brazil are being taken today (Oct. 25) from the city of Boa Vista, capital of Roraima state, in the Amazon, to Salvador, state capital of Bahia, in the Northeast.