This is the year’s third best-performing month for the creation of formal jobs, Labor Minister Onyx Lorenzoni noted, preceded by February’s 389,679 and August’s 375,284 new openings.
Of the 86.7 million employed people in Brazil, 34.7 million were reported to be workers with no formal registration at all, people working autonomously with no registration as firm, and people who work helping their families.
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.