Orders fall in the month and grow year to date


According to the Ministry of Economy, in the first 15 days of September, 218,679 unemployment insurance claims were registered across the country. The number represents an 11.6% drop compared to the last half of August, when there were 247,445 requests.

The survey shows that the states with the highest number of requirements were: São Paulo (65,358), Minas Gerais (24,129) and Rio de Janeiro (17,420). Those with the fewest requests were: Roraima (348), Acre (441) and Amapá (476).

From January to September 15, 5,203,736 applications for unemployment insurance were registered. The number represents an increase of 6.7% compared to the accumulated in the same period of 2019 (4,876,556).

Of the total requirements in 2020, 55.9% (2,909,114) were made through the internet. In the same period of 2019, only 1.6% of orders (80,325) were online.


Of the total orders placed in the first half of the month, 137,530 (62.9%) were placed via the web, either through the gov.br portal or through the Digital Work Portfolio.

Acre was the location with the highest percentage of requests via the web, 96.4% of the total. In contrast, Mato Grosso do Sul had only 34.5% of online requests.

According to the government, the regional labor superintendencies reinforced the actions to guarantee non-face-to-face service to citizens during the period of the covid-19 pandemic.

For questions and clarifications, the worker can call the superintendencies through an online form or phones of each state.


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