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Brazil creates 309,114 formal jobs in June, most in at least 11 years

BRASILIA, July 29 (Reuters) - Brazil's economy added a net 309,114 formal jobs in June, Economy Ministry figures showed on Thursday, the most for any month of June in at least 11 years.

Some 1.6 million positions were created and 1.29 million were cut, the ministry said. In the first half of the year the economy created a net 1.54 million formal jobs, the most for that period since 2010. (Reporting by Jamie McGeever)