Brasilia, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Brazil generated 272,225 formal jobs in April, according to data from the General Registry for the Employed and Unemployed (CAGED), published by the Labor Ministry on Tuesday.
In April, 1.77 million were employed and 1.502 million lost their jobs, in both cases the highest figures for April documented by CAGED since 1992.
The report said the amount of new jobs in the formal economy in April was over the average for that period, which is 251,000 jobs.
The CAGED said more than 305,000 jobs were created in April 2010, the second-highest figure for that period since 1992.
The number of jobs generated in April was much higher than the 92,000-plus jobs created in March, one of the lowest numbers for that period, according to the figures.