RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Job creation continues to be positive in Santa Catarina state (6.7 million people). Despite having a population significantly smaller than neighboring Paraná (11 million) and Rio Grande do Sul (11.2 million), Santa Catarina state registered the highest absolute number of formal jobs in southern Brazil in the first four months of the year.
The balance in the first four months of the year was 66,922 jobs, also the third-best result in Brazil, behind only the two most populous states in the country, São Paulo (44 million) and Minas Gerais (20.7 . . .