Bolsonaro announces 10.18% increase in Brazil’s minimum wage in 2022

According to the Intersyndical Department of Statistics and Socioeconomic Studies (Dieese), about 50 million people receive the minimum wage in Brazil, including 24 million pensioners and retirees.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced Thursday his decision to raise the minimum wage in Brazil by 10.18%, from the current 1,100 reais (US$213) per month to 1,212 reais (US$234) as of January, which is equivalent to the inflation expected for this year.

"The new value of the minimum wage will be 1,212 reais," the head of state stated in the traditional live broadcast on social networks that he carries out on Thursdays to communicate with his followers.

The conservative leader did not make any other comment on the decision, nor . . .

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