Small businesses generate 72% of job vacancies in the 1st semester, says Sebrae

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Micro and small enterprises (MSEs) led the creation of formal jobs in the first half of the year. Of the approximately 1.33 million formal jobs created in Brazil from January to June, 961,200, equivalent to 72.1% of the total, originated in small businesses.

The conclusion is based on a survey by the Brazilian Support Service for Micro and Small Enterprises (Sebrae), based on data from the General Register of Employed and Unemployed (Caged), of the Ministry of Economy.

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The performance of MSEs is much higher than that of medium and large companies, which opened 279,100 jobs in the first six months of 2022.

In June alone, smaller businesses were responsible for opening 63.6% of formal jobs in the month, with 176,800 out of a total of 277,900 jobs created last month.

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Medium and large companies opened 73.9 thousand jobs (26.6% of the total).


In the division by sectors of the economy, small businesses presented a positive balance in the creation of jobs in all segments in the accumulated of the year. The highlight among micro and small companies is the service sector, which generated 533 thousand jobs.

In June alone, the segment opened 78 thousand jobs.

Construction and the manufacturing industry appear in second and third positions, with 168.8 thousand and 126.3 thousand jobs generated, respectively.

In commerce, MSEs created 90,600 jobs from January to June. Medium and large companies, on the other hand, closed 42,800 jobs in the period.

Source: CNN Brasil

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