Number of formal workers increases almost 60% in 12 years


The number of formal workers with a formal contract increased 59,6% between 2003 and 2014 in the six metropolitan areas surveyed by IBGE (Rio, São Paulo, Recife, Salvador, Belo Horizonte and Porto Alegre), from 7,349 million to 11,731 million of people.

The rate of increase was much more intense than that of the employed population in general, which rose 24,7%, from 18,520 million to 23,087 million people in the same period. The move confirms the trend of formalizing the Brazilian labor market in recent years. The signed portfolio guarantees access to labor rights and is a sign of work with more income and quality.

Source: Jornal do Comércio (05/02)

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