Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, stated today that more than four million new formal jobs have been created since 2011, an important step in reducing inequality in the country.
More jobs and wage increases are key factors for reducing inequalities in the country, Rousseff stressed today in her weekly radio program, “Coffee with the President.”
“If we consider the crisis situation in developed countries, especially in Europe, where unemployment is rising, the new jobs in Brazil show progress towards improving the standard of living of its citizens,” she stressed.
The president stressed that the service sector was responsible for generating nearly half of the jobs created between 2011 and last April, showing increased consumption by Brazilians.
As an example, she said that in the areas of healthcare and education, 437,000 new jobs were created, while industry generated 470,000 jobs and 500,000 were created in civil construction.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor