Impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the Brazilian labor market

Vol. 40 No. 4 (2020)

Out-Dez/2020
Published October 23, 2020
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How to Cite

Mattei, Lauro, and Vicente Loeblein Heinen. 2020. “Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis on the Brazilian Labor Market”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 40 (4):647-68. https://doi.org/10.1590/0101-31572020-3200.

Impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the Brazilian labor market

Lauro Mattei
Professor Titular do Departamento de Economia e Relações Internacionais e do Programa de Pós- -graduação em Administração, ambos da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina – UFSC, Florianópolis/ SC, Brasil.
Vicente Loeblein Heinen
Estudante do curso de Economia da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina – UFSC, Florianópolis/ SC, Brasil.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 40 No. 4 (2020), Out-Dez/2020, Pages 647-668

Abstract

This article analyzes the possible effects of the economic crisis associated with the COVID-19 pandemic on the Brazilian labor market. In the first part of the work, recent data from the Continuous PNAD is analyzed to establish a brief overview of the labor market on the eve of the pandemic, highlighting the main trends on the evolution of unemployment and occupation in the different sectors of economic activity, as well as on income from work. In the second part of the study, the measures adopted by the Federal Government with regard to employment and income and their probable impacts on workers are discussed. Finally, the third contains the final considerations of the work, a moment in which it seeks to elucidate the main problems for the workers’ agenda in the face of the new economic, social and political situation in the country.

Classificação JEL: J23; J30; J38.


Keywords: Pandemic unemployment informality social protection