December 2, 2022
Layoffs set a new record in August |  work and job

Layoffs set a new record in August | work and job

While for the millions of people fighting for a place in the job market, unemployment seems like an endless nightmare, Month after month, thousands of Brazilians quit their official jobswhich led to the smashing of statistics for successive records.

A survey conducted by LCA consultants on data taken from the General Register of Employees and the Unemployed (Caged), which represents official jobs in the country, showed that in August, a record number of resignations were broken in one month since January 2020, the beginning of the historical series with the methodology of counting vacancies current.

Of the total 1,773,161 classes registered in August, 632,798 were elective classes, that is, at the worker’s request – equivalent to 35.7% of the total.

Record so far was March, with 603,136 resignations, That equates to 33.2% of the total in that month.

in Regarding the month of July, The rate of increase in the number of resignations was 7.5%. Regarding August 2021, the down payment is 25.5%.

Regarding the 26 states and the Federal District, there was only a record of the number of layoffs in August in Amapá, Parana, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul.

São Paulo remained at the top of the states with the largest number of resignations. This is due to the fact that the state is the most employed in the country.

See below the total voluntary dismissals in relation to the total dismissals for the period:

In the 12-month period, there was also a new record in the number of resignations. The state registered 6,595,634 applications in the past 12 months through August among workers with formal contracts.

This number is equivalent to 32.5% of the total layoffs in the period (20,266 million). in another meaning, 1 in 3 voluntary terminations (At the request of the worker).

Regarding August 2021 (4,746,755), there was a 39% increase in the number of layoffs over the 12-month period. Compared to July (6.467 million), the increase was 2%.

All units of the Federation recorded the largest number of resignation requests since January 2020 in the 12-month backlog. São Paulo remained at the top of the states with the largest number of resignations.

Compared to January 2020, the number of layoffs in July has doubled in some states in the two comparison bases.

Most resigned activities

With respect to the stock of vacancies, i.e., the total number of official jobs, The housing and food sector was the sector that recorded the largest number of resignations in August.

Sectors of administrative activities and supplementary services. Agriculture, livestock, forestry production, fisheries and aquaculture, and professional, scientific and technical activities rank next with the highest percentage of resignations among the total number of vacancies.

As a result, there is a movement of resignation requests mainly from more qualified professionals and from hotter sectors, such as information technology.

According to Bruno Imazumi, who is responsible for the research, the sector of administrative activities and supplementary services, which mainly includes services provided to buildings and offices, was one of the driving factors for the increase in resignation requests, “Maybe it reflects companies’ return to hybrid and geared models.”

On the other hand, the housing and food sector remained in the first place because it was an activity that was significantly affected by the epidemic. Now, with the sector recovering due to the reopening of institutions to the public and the reheating of services, especially in the field of tourism and entertainment, in addition to the opening of new restaurants, inns and hotels, many workers have ended up quitting because they are receiving better job offers.

Imazumi also points to the continued normalization of the labor market. As the effects of the pandemic on the labor market diminish, professionals are resigning to be accepted into jobs more suited to their qualifications. In addition to, of course, looking for better salaries, benefits and the possibility of career advancement.

Returning to work face-to-face is another factor that affects, especially in specific jobs, more focused on the service sector where it is possible to work from home.

“However, for workers who have seen this method as unhelpful in terms of quality of life, this return to the work environment ends up weighing in on the choice of the professional, who would rather work from home than pass every day,” he points out.