Today's highlight: Unemployment drops to 9.1%.  Chamber committee agrees to increase MEI limit;  Nubank prepares payroll and offshore accounts;  INSS pays new policyholders

Today’s highlight: Unemployment drops to 9.1%. Chamber committee agrees to increase MEI limit; Nubank prepares payroll and offshore accounts; INSS pays new policyholders

September starts with something new for individual micro-entrepreneurs (MEIs). A House committee approved an increase in the category’s classification limit, a change that has already won approval from senators.

Read more: Is Simples Nacional a good tax form?

In the economic field, data from the International Statistics Institute show that the unemployment level in the country reached 9.1% between May and July, a decrease of 1.4% compared to the end of the previous quarter. While more people are getting jobs, the National Social Security Institute is now pushing a new batch of retirement and pension benefits.

we Thursday’s highlightsFirst, see also Nubank’s plans to offer payroll loans and offshore accounts.

Brazil’s unemployment rate drops to 9.1%

The unemployment rate in the country fell to 9.1% between May and July. The index, which measures the unemployment rate among Brazilians, fell 1.4% from the previous quarter and was the lowest since the three months ending in December 2015.

The percentage of employed citizens of working age was 57%, a decrease of 1.1% compared to the quarter ending in April. Compared to the same gift in 2021, the decrease is 4.1%.

The data are from the IBGE’s Continuous National Sample Household Survey (PNAD) survey, which also shows that the usual real income was R$2,693 in this period.

Among the activities that led to a decrease in the unemployment rate was “trading and repair of vehicles and motorcycles”, where the number of employees in it reached 692 thousand employees from the previous quarter (an increase of 3.7%). The other is “public administration, defense, social security, education, human health, and social services”, with an increase of 648 thousand people (3.9%).

“These two activities were, in fact, remarkable, but it is noteworthy that no group of economic activity showed a loss in occupation. In other words, all sectors added people to the labor market.

House committee raises ceilings for Simples Nacional

Yesterday, 31st, the House Committee on Constitution and Justice (CCJ) approved the bill that expands the Simples Nacional’s income areas. As a result, the billing limit for the individual micro-entrepreneur (MEI) category may rise from R$81,000 to R$144,913.41 annually.

The measure goes to the plenary session of the House of Representatives before a new assessment by the Federal Senate. The text has already been approved by the senators, but it must be appreciated again because the changes have been made.

“We have done nothing but bring justice, which is years overdue, to the sector that provides the most jobs in the country. Since the creation of Simples Nacional, there has been no updating of tire limits through an official index. In the case of the project, we simply apply IPCA, Brazil’s official inflation”, The rapporteur of the text, MP Marco Bertaoli, celebrated.

The project also raised the revenue ceiling for micro-enterprises from R$ 360,000 to R$ 869,480.43; And from 4.8 million reais to 8694804.31 reais, the maximum limit for small businesses.

Nubank should release offshore payroll and accounts

Nubank has agreements to offer deductible payroll credit to INSS (National Institute for Social Security) document holders and public employees until the end of 2022. The digital bank is also preparing to offer checking accounts in Mexico and Colombia, where it already offers credit cards.

The second novelty is scheduled for release in early 2023 and should be supported by Brazilian banks, such as Bradesco and BTG Pactual. Expansion into new sectors includes more insurance and investment products.

The strategy was foreseen by the company’s chief financial officer, Guilherme Lago, and its new director of investor relations, Jorg Friedemann. With about 2.7 million customers in Mexico, financial technology It claims to be the largest card issuer in the country. In Colombia, it was recently authorized to operate as a financial institution.

INSS pays a new batch of retirement and pension

The National Institute of Social Service (INSS) currently pays Social Security benefits to millions of retirees and retirees. In addition to the insured who earn a monthly minimum wage, those who earn above the minimum wage can withdraw the amounts on Thursday.

Deposits are made according to the last digit of the accrual number, without taking into account the number after the dash. For example: who has the number 111.111.110-1, received on the specified end date of 0.

See INSS payment schedule in August:

Who earns the minimum wage?

Final 6: September 1 (Thursday);
Final 7: September 2 (Friday);
Final 8: September 5 (Monday);
Final 9: September 6 (Tuesday);
Final 0: 8 September (Thursday).

Who earns more than the minimum wage?

Finals 1 and 6: September 1 (Thursday);
Finals 2 and 7: September 2 (Friday);
Finals 3 & 8: September 5 (Monday);
Final 4 & 9: September 6 (Tuesday);
Final 5 and 0: 8 September (Thursday).

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