Brazil Unemployment Rate  2012-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The unemployment rate in Brazil rose to 12.7 percent in the three months to May of 2018, compared to 12.6 percent in the December - February 2018 period and market consensus of 12.6 percent. Unemployment Rate in Brazil averaged 9.23 percent from 2012 until 2018, 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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Brazil Jobless Rate Above Estimates at 12.7%


The unemployment rate in Brazil rose to 12.7 percent in the three months to May of 2018, compared to 12.6 percent in the December - February 2018 period and market consensus of 12.6 percent.

Compared with the three months ending in February 2018, the number of unemployed rose by 0.9 percent or 115 thousand to 13.235 million in the three months to May of 2018. Also, employment fell by 0.2 percent or 204 thousand to 90.887 million, with jobs being cut mainly in: trade (-265 thousand); information and communication, finance, real estate and professional and administrative activities (-209 thousand); domestic services (-188 thousand) and in the agricultural sector (-112 thousand). In addition, jobs were shed in the private sector with contracts or formal work (-351 thousand) while employment went up in the private sector without contracts or informal work (+307 thousand) and in the public sector (+290 thousand).

The number of people in the labour force fell 0.1 percent or 90 thousand to 104.122 million and the number of persons detached from the labour force rose by 0.7 percent or 475 thousand to 65.413 million.

Compared with the same period of 2017, the number of unemployed fell by 3.9 percent or 536 thousand from 13.771 million, while employment grew by 1.3 percent or 1199 thousand from 89.687 million.

The average real income was estimated at BRL 2,187 in the three months to May, below BRL 2,200 in the three months to February but above BRL 2,167 in the three months to May of 2017 period.


IBGE | Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com
6/29/2018 12:27:46 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-27 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 13.1% 12.6% 12.9% 12.6%
2018-05-29 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 12.9% 13.1% 13% 12.8%
2018-06-29 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 12.7% 12.9% 12.6% 12.7%
2018-07-31 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 12.7% 12.4%
2018-08-30 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 12.5%
2018-09-28 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 12.6%


Brazil Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 12.70 12.90 13.70 6.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 90.89 90.73 92.88 88.04 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 13.24 13.41 14.18 6.05 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.60 61.60 61.90 60.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 105.74 136.43 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Wages 2187.00 2182.00 2187.00 2057.00 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 2380.00 2410.00 2410.00 2360.00 BRL/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1450.00 1510.00 1510.00 1430.00 BRL/Month [+]
Productivity 105.74 136.43 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 33.66 116.00 309.44 -654.95 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 53.60 53.60 57.30 53.10 percent [+]
Wages High Skilled 4280.00 3940.00 4280.00 3610.00 BRL/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 2199.00 2198.00 2211.00 2051.00 BRL/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1310.00 1180.00 1310.00 1150.00 BRL/Month [+]


Brazil Unemployment Rate

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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.70 12.90 13.70 6.20 2012 - 2018 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.74 Mar/18
Brazil 12.70 May/18
Italy 10.70 May/18
Turkey 9.60 Apr/18
France 9.20 Mar/18
Euro Area 8.40 May/18
Canada 6.00 Jun/18
Australia 5.40 Jun/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 4.70 Jun/18
United Kingdom 4.20 May/18
United States 4.00 Jun/18
Netherlands 3.90 Jun/18
China 3.89 Mar/18
South Korea 3.70 Jun/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 May/18
Mexico 3.20 May/18
Switzerland 2.40 Jun/18
Japan 2.20 May/18


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