Brazil’s Unemployment Down for December and the Year 2008

Brazilian workers In Brazil, the unemployment rate in the country's six largest metropolitan regions was 7.9% in 2008, as against 9.3% in 2007. The result is the lowest since 2002, when these numbers started to be collected.

In December, the unemployment rate was 6.8%. There was a reduction of 0.8% in comparison with November (7.6%), and of 0.6% over the same period of the previous year (7.4%). The result recorded in December was also the lowest for the month ever since the beginning of the historical series.

The number of unemployed persons in the month, 1.6 million, represents a reduction of 11% over November, and of 6.3% in comparison with December 2007. The figures are part of the Monthly Labor Survey, disclosed by the Brazilian Institute for Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

The survey also shows that the average income of workers, of 1,284.90 reais (US$ 545), increased 0.5% in comparison with the month of November, and 3.6% compared with the same period of the previous year.

In December, the sectors that hired the most, compared with the same month in 2007, were education, health, social services, public administration, defense and social security (7.3%); services provided to companies, rents, real estate activities and financial intermediation (7.3%); and construction (6.5%).

The Monthly Labor Survey is conducted in Recife, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, Sรฃo Paulo and Porto Alegre.



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  • dnbaiacu

    About the mock poster…
    Join the club ๐Ÿ™

    This is the “real” dnbaiacu” victimized by this foolishness on another thread as well.

    It’ is sad day when some don’t have anything better to do. I hope this is the orgasm they are looking for. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    It’s always something?! huh
    Joao,, what do we do? ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ™

  • triple dot


    Disregard any further comments from Triple Dot because I did not post these. I will retire for a while any maybe this computer virus will be cleaned up

  • triple dot

    [quote]It’ is sad day when some don’t have anything better to do. I hope this is the orgasm they are looking for.[/quote]

    But those people are just posting comments here just like you are doing now… so if they don’t have anything better to do neither do you moron ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • *

    [quote]Joao,, what do we do?[/quote]

    Start quoting the Book. That will fix them all for real good. BTW, reinforcements are on the way from NYC. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • The cure for Ch C

    The above comment is not mine
    Someone wrote the above comment with my signature ๐Ÿ™ I am not out of here… I will still criticize this racist ch.c !!!!

    I bet it’s this Double dot messing with us…. as I read another thread and he does sound suspicious

  • The cure for Ch C

    any further comments with my name aren’t mine
    I’m out…this has gotten ridiculous.

  • The cure for Ch C

    I don’t think that was Ch C saying he had a boyfriend
    Its the imposter…ohhhhhh.

  • The cure for Ch C

    Somebody is posting as me
    Only the above comment was made by me. The previous is not. Somebody is messin with us here ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • The cure for Ch C

    Finally the truth comes out
    I knew there was something personal about Ch C’s biased opinions…I hope the rest of you people supporting him will shut up now…he is obviously NOT a reliable resource.

    No need for anyone to respond to his comments anymore. I actually pity him now.

  • Sylon

    What did I say in the beginning?
    I said in the beginning this guy must have had a brazilian wife who cheated on him and now he takes revenge on her country…

    I was 90% right… the only mistake i made was rather than wife, it was a husband ๐Ÿ˜€

  • The cure for Ch.c

    So this is all about your brazilian boyfriend having cheated on you !!!! Get a life …. Dont blame your ex-lover’s nation for his acts… and you are not acting any better than your boyfriend who cheated on, loser….

    Just unstable idiots like you Ch.c who can’t get over a failed relationship, come to a public website to take revenge on innocent people… At least now I see, you are a loser in all aspects of life ๐Ÿ˜‰

    You should be in a mental hospital …… get over it idiot…..

  • ch.c.

    My sexuality is not under discussion here… It was just another proof they cheat even in bed like my boyfriend did…..

    And I don’t even remember having discussed that…. but that was just another proof. not even in bed…. Idiots, dont prove anything, I do THAT”S THE DIFFERENCE!!!!!!

    Here’s more proof:

    In a previous article they said: UNEMPLOYMENT GREW BY 654’000 IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER

    They can’t count…. losers…. cheaters..

  • falupa

    Like you yourself said you prove everything you say…. pointing out problems in Brazil driven by a failed relationship with your ex-brazilian boyfriend (like you said) doesn’t prove anything here… Where are all those data you use to back you???

  • Joao2

    I knew it
    I knew it.. I knew you had an issue beyond economics and politics…. but you can’t blame a nation for it….

    Don’t you think it’s time for you to move on and find someone else? Perhaps, someone from another nationality?? It’s time for you to let it go….

  • ch.c.

    Switzerland is better.. everybody knows it…. no point in arguing, idiot…

    and they cheat.. I will tell you why as a proof: my ex-brazilian boyfriend cheated on me for years until he left for another man… you see what i am talking about? cheat, cheat and cheat…


  • F.Castro

    Time to unite and not divide
    Sorry, Im a crazy idiot..

  • F.Castro

    Time to unite and not divide
    Long live the United States of Latin America.

    Good bye and God bless you all.


  • Sylon

    Switzerland and its racism
    Ch.c is such a moron…. and so racist… Im not surprised his from Switzerland…

    If you can read.. which you demonstrate you can hardly read.. Deporting foreigners (especially the ones who commit crimes) is not racism… All countries have their own right on who can stay and who can’t…


    There is a different between going to a war and making a campaign on killing people… What Switzerland is doing is a nationwide campaign (with posters) instigating racism and hate towards a certain group of people…

    With a racist citizenship law and racist campaigns in Switzerland it explains your racist behavior here…

    And the only reason why the Swiss people voted against joining the European Community is to have their own freedom without any interference to carry on with racist laws and campaigns…

    BBC NEWS – Immigrant groups in Switzerland, left-wing parties and the United Nations complain that the poster is blatantly racist.

  • ch.c.

    it is not part of the European Community nor any other international body
    We Swiss citizens have voted TWICE for NOOOOOOOOOO TO JOIN THE EU !

    Sorry idiots !

    As to “nor any other international body”

    Only triple idiots and ignorants are sure of this…as usual !!!!!

    What have you been doing in Europe ? Thefts everywhere you went…I bet !
    What else can you do ? Working as helper in your Charcoal Industry or as sugarcane cutter in Alagoas ?

  • ch.c.

    residents without Swiss citizenship – who commit crimes.
    what do you think the USA do ????????

    Idiots, junkies, sheeps and goats prevail more and more on this site ! Bร€ฦ’ยชร€ฦ’ยชร€ฦ’ยชร€ฦ’ยชร€ฦ’ยชร€ฦ’ยชร€ฦ’ยชร€ฦ’ยชร€ฦ’ยชร€ฦ’ยช !

    What country on earth has 20 % foreigners as legal residents, except Switzerland ???????
    In my state, Geneva it is 50 % ! True. Not including diplomats and the 40’000 jobs offered to French residents neighbours !
    PLUS all the illegal residents of course !

    Going back to unemployment in Brazil, it is great news to know the Brazilian maths :
    1,8 million PLUS 654’000 equals 1,6 million !!!!
    Dont worry, in that way your unemployment rate is shortly going to be 3 %, eventually lower if methodology is refined further !

    – cheaters always cheat, liars always lie, hiders always hide

    Proven…once more !

    Poor Brazil…the country where losers are born by the tens of millions, due to disease transmitted by sheeps and goats !

    laughs…laughs….laughs…laughs….laughs…laughs !

  • Double-Dot

    [quote]Dont make me laugh[/quote]

    If you are laughing, it means the “Mission Accomplished”. I don’t have to land on any aircraft carrier declare it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sylon

    Dont make me laugh
    Dont make me laugh Double Dot.. since when you have become a fortune teller?? Now you predicting the future and someone’s character …. Calling him Grandpa means his mind is not in parallel with 2009 with his insults and discrimination ….

    Just like I would call you a kid… who is enjoying being part of a debate in which your knowledge is well limited just in order to have some fun arguing along the way…. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  • Double-Dot

    [quote]Gosh I don’t know why I am wasting time with a grandpa Swiss midget…

    Racist midget… prove that he is a Swiss racist:

    In what way you are [i][b]not[/b] [/i] discriminatory ? You talk so much about racism in Switzerland, but keep on calling Ch.C a [b]Grandpa [/b]. It does show that you have no respect for Senior citizens. You are the kind of guy who would not stop at a pedestrian crossing when a senior citizen with a walking stick is trying to cross the street and be happy to run over him and then gloat with your friends how clever you were to have applied euthanasia on him to alleviate his “sufferings”. Then, if at all the cops catch you, you will use your “daddyร€โ€šยดs influence to escape from the charges and keep on killing the senior citizens ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  • Sylon

    Ch.c can you explain to me something?
    Please my dear friend, can you explain to me something? How can a guy (you) from a country where racism prevails and it’s totally supported by law come here or any other site and try to give constructive criticism???

    Because you have your own ass to wipe back in Switzerland before trying to change the world on a foreign website…

  • Joao2

    Ch.c ‘s native Switzerland is forgotten in limbo… no one cares… and that’s true….. I’ve been to Europe and know it’s a fact that people dont care about Switzerland as it is not part of the European Community nor any other international body… so why would other nations care?

    But Swtizerland appears in the papers making headlines about racist laws and racist campaigns… so why would you care about a country like that or take them any serious??? No one does…

  • Sylon

    Another article which proves Swiss people are racists and that includes Ch.c cause he is Swiss
    A political row has broken out in Switzerland over a campaign poster from the right-wing Swiss People’s Party, aimed at deporting foreigners – residents without Swiss citizenship – who commit crimes.
    The poster, which shows three white sheep kicking a black sheep against a backdrop of the Swiss flag, can be seen all over the country ahead of general elections at the end of October.
    Immigrant groups in Switzerland, left-wing parties and the United Nations complain that the poster is blatantly racist.

  • Sylon

    You Ch.c idiot
    Manipulating numbers ?? You idiot… can’t you count ??? Brazil created thousands of jobs in 2008, jobs were lost but thousands were created… and that balances things out… Gosh I don’t know why I am wasting time with a grandpa Swiss midget…

    Racist midget… prove that he is a Swiss racist:

    BBC – NEWS An official report into the process of naturalisation in Switzerland says the current system is discriminatory and in many respects racist.

  • ch.c.

    Hey Hey Hey Hey !!!!!!!!!!!
    So great are brazilians….MANIPULATED STATS !

    a previous article stated that UNEMPLOYMENT GREW BY 654’000 IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER

    And now
    “In December, the unemployment rate was 6.8%. There was a reduction of 0.8% in comparison with November (7.6%),”
    “The number of unemployed persons in the month, 1.6 million, represents a reduction of 11% over November”


    How could 654’000 employments been lost AND and the numbers of unemployed persons moved from 1,8 million to 1,6 million ??????


    Simple stats manipulation….by definition !!!!!!!

    HOW ?




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