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Workers have been earning less and increasingly depend on social programs

Social programs are now chosen by a large part of the Brazilian population, precisely because of labor reductions in the country, not to mention that many informal workers have lost their source of income, and currently still depend on the benefits created by the government to manage to maintain themselves in this complicated period. from Brazil.

What this article covers:

How much has labor income declined in Brazil?

Earnings from work dropped from 92.8 million to around 84.7 million, representing a further reduction from 44.3% to 40.1% of the Brazilian population. People who used to receive other types of income rose to around 16.4 million in 2019 alone, to around 30.2 million in 2020. This increase rose from 7.8% of the Brazilian population to around 14.3%.

What motivated this reduction?

Due to social isolation measures caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, there were reductions and losses in both the service and commerce sectors, due to the lockdown in early March 2020.

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Informal workers, in general, experienced difficulties, as they were much more affected than civil servants themselves. Due to the lack of income at home, as the activity is their main income, there was a need to create a social program so as not to leave these families in such aggravating situations, which would be the case of Emergency Aid.

Who else depends on social programs?

Workers who lost their jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic depended for two years on Emergency Aid, in addition to other families who are in extreme poverty and require Bolsa Família, currently known as Aid Brazil, developed by the government as a way to contain poverty. and help needy families.

The Northeast region remains the most unequal in Brazil, where an approximate portion of 1% of the population earns more than 30 times what 50% living in vulnerable situations. The same happens in the North region, mainly between the years 2019 and 2020.

It is essential to keep an eye on the average earnings from work and in all the reduction of income inequality at work, because there are always people who lose their jobs and usually, they are informal workers.

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