Arapiraca

Arapiraca

Arapiraca is a Municipality of state of Alagoas, Northeast Region of the country. It is located in Agreste alagono in and belongs to the Metropolitan Region of Agreste, being located about 125 km (78 mi) west of state capital. It occupies an area of just over 345 km2 (133 sq mi), being 59 km2 (23 sq mi) in urban area, and its population in 2021 was 234,309 inhabitants. Being the second municipality with the largest population in Alagoas and the ninth in the interior of the Northeast.[2] The development of the city took place mainly in the 1970s, when the culture of producing tobacco, formerly known "Green Gold", one of the main economic activities of the time in the region, elevated the city to the category of municipality.[3] Currently, the city has several large companies and countless small companies that give a great boost to the local economy.[4] Currently, Arapiraquense City has been standing out for being one of the most generating jobs throughout the national territory. According to data from the General Register of Employees and Unemployed, released by the Ministry of Labor and Employment, Arapiraca was the fourth largest generator of formal jobs in the country in 2015.[5] According to the MTE, the city generated 2,076 jobs last year, second only to the cities of Canaã dos Carajás, in Pará, which generated 2,801 formal jobs, Pontal do Paraná, in Paraná, which registered 2,265 job openings and Matão, in the state of São Paulo, with the creation of 2,110 formal jobs.[5]