The volume of formal jobs generated by the health sector in the Federal District exceeded the national average. According to the Institute of Supplementary Health Studies (IESS), between the months of June, July and August 2023, Brasília recorded growth of 1.3%, while Brazil recorded an increase of 0.9%.
Brazil ended August with 4.837 million health jobs, the highest number since the beginning of the historical series of the new General Register of Employed and Unemployed People (Caged). The IESS considered the public and private sectors and direct and indirect jobs. There was growth of 0.9% in the quarter and 1.5% in the 12-month period.
The DF added 171.7 thousand jobs, 2.2 thousand more than the volume registered in May, when it had 169.5 thousand jobs. Brasilia’s result helped boost the good performance of the Center-West, which closed the month of August with 506.8 jobs and had the highest percentage growth in the country, 1.5%.
“The growth of jobs in the health chain recorded in Brazil was driven, especially, by the private sector. The Central-West, North and Northeast regions stood out for the chain’s weight in the total job market, as they represent 13%, and in Brazil, this proportion is 11%”, says the executive superintendent of IESS, José Cechin.
According to Cechin, the Central-West region, in addition to being the one that grew the most, percentage-wise, also has the highest concentration of employees in relation to the population (2,998/100,000 inhabitants).
Largest Employers in Healthcare
After the Central-West, the regions that grew the most, in the same section, were the North (1.3%), South (1%), followed by the Southeast (0.9%) and Northeast (0.5%). The three largest employers in the health chain, however, are Southeast (2.4 million), Northeast (937 thousand) and South (711.6 thousand).
Of the total number of contracts, 3.9 million (81%) belong to the private sector with a formal contract. Practically, half of the opportunities generated in the sector, 2.4 million, are concentrated in the Southeast. IESS is a non-profit entity with the aim of promoting and carrying out studies on supplementary health.
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