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HALLAK NETO, João; NAMIR, Katia  and  KOZOVITS, Luciene. The informal sector and informal employment in Brazil: an analysis of the results of the new series from the national account system (2000/07). Econ. soc. [online]. 2012, vol.21, n.1, pp.93-113. ISSN 0104-0618.

The central objective of this paper is to present the informal sector in Brazil in face of new possibilities resulting from the revision of the Brazilian SNA series in 2007. The results concerning the generation of value added and the number of occupations by sector of production and type of employment for Brazil in a recent period, are presented in the study. The SNA new series database was used, where the reference year is 2000 and the available data cover the years 2000 to 2007. In the last year of the series, the informal sector, which accounts for 27.2% of jobs in the country, displayed a contribution of 9.9% in the generation of value added. In turn, informal employment as a whole reached 56.4% of total employment.

Keywords : System of National Accounts; Informal economy; Informal sector; Informal labor; Gross value added.

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