RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of self-employed people in Brazil reached 25.9 million in Q4 2021. Of these, 19.5 million workers carry out their activities without a CNPJ. The data come from FGV Ibre.
The self-employed group was responsible for 35.2% of the increase in the number of workers last year.
FGV Ibre researcher and author of the study, Janaína Feijó, says that people who are self-employed without a CNPJ are "more vulnerable" and tend to work in "more vulnerable services that have income fluctuations."
Of the total employed population in Brazil . . .
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