The number of unemployed persons in Brazil decreased to 12.49 Million in September of 2018 from 12.71 Million in August of 2018. Unemployed Persons in Brazil averaged 9.49 Million from 2012 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 14.18 Million in March of 2017 and a record low of 6.05 Million in December of 2013.

Unemployed Persons in Brazil is expected to be 12.40 Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in Brazil to stand at 12.25 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Brazil Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 12.00 Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Brazil Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.90 12.10 13.70 6.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 92.62 92.08 92.88 88.04 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 12.49 12.71 14.18 6.05 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.70 61.60 61.90 60.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 99.29 100.64 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Wages 2222.00 2225.00 2239.00 2107.00 BRL/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 954.00 954.00 954.00 64.79 BRL/Month [+]
Population 207.66 206.08 207.66 72.74 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 2360.00 2330.00 2370.00 2320.00 BRL/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1390.00 1400.00 1410.00 1360.00 BRL/Month [+]
Productivity 99.29 100.64 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 137.30 110.43 309.44 -654.95 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 54.40 54.10 57.30 53.10 percent [+]
Wages High Skilled 4730.00 4040.00 4730.00 3650.00 BRL/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 2257.00 2241.00 2266.00 2102.00 BRL/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1440.00 1160.00 1440.00 1140.00 BRL/Month [+]


Brazil Unemployed Persons

In Brazil, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work. This page provides the latest reported value for - Brazil Unemployed Persons - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Brazil Unemployed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.49 12.71 14.18 6.05 2012 - 2018 Million Monthly
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Argentina 1239.00 Jun/18
Australia 672.05 Oct/18
Brazil 12.49 Sep/18
Canada 1141.70 Oct/18
China 968.00 Sep/18
Euro Area 13063.00 Sep/18
France 3435.60 Sep/18
Germany 2203.85 Oct/18
India 44.85 Dec/16
Indonesia 6871264.00 Dec/18
Italy 2612.81 Sep/18
Japan 1600.00 Sep/18
Mexico 1934278.00 Sep/18
Netherlands 337.00 Oct/18
Russia 3.43 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 847917.00 Jun/18
Singapore 106.90 Dec/17
South Africa 6209.39 Sep/18
South Korea 1100.00 Oct/18
Spain 3223.21 Oct/18
Switzerland 107315.00 Oct/18
Turkey 3670.00 Aug/18
United Kingdom 967.70 Oct/18
United States 6075.00 Oct/18


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