UPDATE 1-Brazil adds payroll jobs for ninth month in Sept

* Brazil economy adds 246,875 payroll jobs in Sept

* Economy posts ninth straight month of payroll job gains

BRASILIA, Oct 19 (BestGrowthStock) – Brazil added payroll jobs for
a ninth straight month in September in yet another sign that
Latin America’s largest economy was growing at a rapid pace,
government figures showed on Tuesday.

The country added a net 246,875 payroll jobs (BRPROL=ECI: )
last month, Labor Ministry said.

The economy created 2.201 million jobs so far this year, a
record for the nine-month period, according to the ministry.
Labor Minister Carlos Lupi has said 2.5 million jobs will be
created by December.

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has made it a priority
to increase payroll jobs, because these are entitled to social
security benefits. About half of Brazil’s workforce is not
registered with the Labor Ministry and belongs to a vast
informal economy.
(Reporting by Isabel Versiani; Writing by Elzio Barreto and
Ana Nicolaci da Costa; Editing by Theodore d’Afflisio)

UPDATE 1-Brazil adds payroll jobs for ninth month in Sept