The unemployment rate calculated by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) in the six main metropolitan regions of the country stood at 6.2% in March from 5.7% in February, announced on Thursday the institute. This result represents the lowest level of unemployment for the month of March.
Even so, the unemployed population grew 8.8% compared to February, totaling 1.5 million people, equivalent to 122,000 more people looking for work. Compared to March last year, however, the estimates remained stable.
The employed population totaled 22.6 million, stable compared to the amount in February. However, in comparison with March 2011, an increase of 1.6%, equivalent to 367,000 more busy.
The number of registered workers in the private sector stood at 11.1 million in March, stable compared to February. Compared to March last year, there was an increase of 3.7% in the number of registered workers, the same as 394,000 more jobs.
The average real income of workers registered positive growth of 1.6% in March compared to February and increased 5.6% compared to March last year.
The volume of real income usually earned by workers employed in the country totaled U.S. $ 39.4 billion in March, representing an increase of 2% over February, according to the Monthly Employment Survey (PME). Compared to a year earlier, the increase was 7.0%. The average real income usually earned by workers employed in the country was R $ 1,728.40 in March, the highest since March 2002 when it began to SMEs.
The volume of real income paid to the effective occupied in February was U.S. $ 38.9 billion, equivalent to an increase of 1.2% compared to January and 6.2% growth compared to February 2011.
PME is conducted in the metropolitan areas of Recife, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Porto Alegre.