Alert for record number of indebted Brazilian families in 2021 | News

The National Confederation of Commerce (CNC) indicated in a survey released this Tuesday that Brazil ended 2021 with a record number of indebted families, statistics that were analyzed from January to November and others with emphasis on the month of December.


Brazilian public employees will mobilize for salary adjustment

According to the data provided by the report, in the last year there was a total record of indebtedness reaching 70.9 percent of Brazilian families, while in December the percentage came close to 76.3 percent, the highest level for a month in the last 11 years.

The average level of indebtedness in 2020 represented 66.5 percent of the population according to the figures offered by the CNC, while families that received up to ten minimum wages increased from 67.8 percent in 2020 to 72.1 percent. cent in 2021.

According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), inflation reached 10.6 percentage points, considered the highest since 2015 when the rate reached 10.67 percent, as a result of the fuel situation, electricity, rents , coffee and sugar were the most affected.

Unemployment of 13 percent highlights the inequality in the South American country. This Tuesday employees and public servants prepared a national strike to defend wage claims before the government of Jair Bolsonaro.

For his part, the president of the National Union of Employees of the Central Bank (Sinal), Fabio Faiad, specified that “the servers of Brasilia will simply cross their arms and stop in front of the bank. The ones in the other squares will just turn off their computers and not work. We’re going to shut down about 50 percent of the workforce.

The union demands today an average readjustment of 27.2 percent in payroll to compensate for the inflationary situation of recent years in the country.

Brazil faces a social and political situation where 20 million people go hungry and more than half of the population lives in food insecurity, adding to this the negative administration of Jair Bolsonaro regarding Covid-19, the increase in violence police, the criminalization of protest, and the proliferation of evictions.