Brazil Unemployment Rate  2012-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The jobless rate in Brazil rose to 13.6 percent in the quarter ended April 2017 from 12.6 percent in the three months to January, better than market expectations of 13.9 percent. The number of unemployed jumped by 8.7 percent to 14.0 million people while employment fell by 0.7 percent to 89.2 million. Unemployment Rate in Brazil averaged 8.53 percent from 2012 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 13.70 percent in March of 2017 and a record low of 6.20 percent in December of 2013.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-31 12:00 PM Feb 13.2% 12.6% 13.2% 12.7%
2017-04-28 12:00 PM Mar 13.7% 13.2% 13.7% 13.4%
2017-05-31 12:00 PM Apr 13.6% 13.7% 13.9% 13.9%
2017-06-30 12:00 PM May 13.6% 13.8% 13.6%
2017-07-28 12:00 PM Jun 13.7%
2017-08-31 12:00 PM Jul 13.9%




Brazil Unemployment Rate Lower Than Expected In Feb-Apr


The jobless rate in Brazil rose to 13.6 percent in the quarter ended April 2017 from 12.6 percent in the three months to January, better than market expectations of 13.9 percent. The number of unemployed jumped by 8.7 percent to 14.0 million people while employment fell by 0.7 percent to 89.2 million.

Compared with the November-January period, the number of unemployed persons jumped 8.7 percent, or by 1.1 million, to 14.0 million. Employment fell by 0.7 percent, or by 615 thousand, to 89.2 million, with job losses in agriculture, livestock, forestry, fishing and aquaculture (-2.4 percent), construction (-4.1 percent) and trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (-2.6 percent). By contrast, there were increases in industry (1.8 percent) and accomomdation and food (3 percent).

People attached to the labour force, that is, either employed or unemployed but actively seeking for job rose by 0.5 percent to 103.3 million. Those detached from the labour force dropped by 0.3 percent to 64.4 million. 

Compared with the same period a year earlier, the number of unemployed people surged 23.1 percent while employment dropped 1.5 percent.

The average real income (BRL 2,107) in the quarter ended April 2017 remained stable compared to the previous quarter (BRL 2,095) and also in relation to the same quarter of 2016 (BRL 2,052).

IBGE | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
5/31/2017 12:26:18 PM



Brazil Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 13.60 13.70 13.70 6.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 89.24 88.95 92.88 88.04 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 14.05 14.18 14.18 6.05 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.60 61.60 61.70 60.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 138.66 136.18 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Wages 2107.00 2115.00 2133.00 2010.00 BRL/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 937.00 937.00 937.00 64.79 BRL/Month [+]
Population 206.08 204.45 206.08 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 [+]
Wages High Skilled 4100.00 3850.00 4100.00 3140.00 BRL/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 2063.00 2071.00 2159.00 2003.00 BRL/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1200.00 1130.00 1200.00 900.00 BRL/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 2187.00 2233.60 2318.90 2187.00 BRL/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1608.90 1648.30 1726.50 1608.90 BRL/Month [+]
Productivity 138.66 136.18 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 34.25 59.86 309.44 -654.94 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -3.60 -2.72 5.99 -3.62 percent [+]
Employment Rate 53.20 53.10 57.30 53.10 percent [+]


Brazil Unemployment Rate Notes

In Brazil, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Brazil Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Brazil Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
13.60 13.70 13.70 6.20 2012 - 2017 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country

Last
Spain 18.75 Mar/17
Brazil 13.60 Apr/17
Turkey 11.70 Mar/17
Italy 11.10 Apr/17
France 9.60 Mar/17
Euro Area 9.30 Apr/17
Canada 6.60 May/17
Australia 5.50 May/17
Indonesia 5.33 Mar/17
Russia 5.20 May/17
Netherlands 5.10 May/17
India 4.90 Dec/13
United Kingdom 4.60 Apr/17
United States 4.30 May/17
China 3.97 Mar/17
Germany 3.90 Apr/17
Mexico 3.60 May/17
South Korea 3.60 May/17
Switzerland 3.10 May/17
Japan 2.80 Apr/17