President Jair Bolsonaro announced on Thursday (30), in a live broadcast on one of the social networks, that The minimum wage will be 1,212 R$ in 2022. The Provisional Procedure (MP) confirming the new value was published in the Friday (31) edition of the Official Gazette (DOU).
According to the columnist g 1 Ana Flor, R$1,212 corresponding to INPC inflation adjustment and re-constitution of the residual value pointing to 2021, with no room for real gains.
at the end of 2020, Bolsonaro set the minimum wage at R$1,100. As of January 1, 2022, the amount will be R$1,212.
“From January 1, the new minimum wage [será de] The president stated during a live broadcast from Santa Catarina, where Bolsonaro is spending a vacation worth R$1,1212.
1,212 Brazilian reals were set in the 2022 budget, Congress approved it on December 21, based on a forecast of 10.18% for INPC. Therefore, Bolsonaro’s announcement confirmed the amount approved by the legislature.
According to information from the Inter-Confederation Department of Statistics and Social and Economic Studies (Dieese), the minimum wage serves as a reference for 50 million people in Brazil, of whom 24 million are beneficiaries of the National Institute of Social Security (INSS).
Impact on public accounts
A big increase in the minimum wage also makes the federal government spend more. This is because Social Security benefits cannot be less than the minimum amount.
According to government calculations, for every R$1 increase in the minimum wage, an expense is generated in 2021 in the amount of R$365 million.
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