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

The unemployment rate in Brazil increased to 12.9 percent in the three months to April of 2018, compared to 12.2 percent in the November-January 2018 period and market consensus of 13 percent. Unemployment Rate in Brazil averaged 9.19 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 Below Forecasts at 12.9%


The unemployment rate in Brazil increased to 12.9 percent in the three months to April of 2018, compared to 12.2 percent in the November-January 2018 period and market consensus of 13 percent.

Compared with the three months ending in January 2018, the number of unemployed rose by 5.7 percent or 723 thousand to 13.413 million in the three months to April 2018. At the same time, employment fell by 1.1 percent or 969 thousand to 90.733 million, with jobs cuts registered primarily in trade (-439 thousand); construction (-186 thousand); manufacturing (-130 thousand) and agriculture (-127 thousand). In addition, jobs were shed in the private sector without contracts or informal work (-82 thousand) and in the private sector with contracts (-567 thousand) while employment rose in the public sector  (+68 thousand).

The number of people in the labour force went down by 0.2 percent or 245 thousand to 104.146 million and the number of persons detached from the labour force rose by 0.7 percent or 427 thousand to 65.176 million.

Compared with the same period of the previous year, the number of unemployed fell by 4.5 percent or 635 thousand from 14.048 million, while employment grew by 1.7 percent or 1495 thousand from 89.238 million.

The average real income was estimated at BRL 2,182 in the three months to April, below BRL 2,185 in the three months to January but above BRL 2,165 in the three months to April of 2017 period.


IBGE | Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com
5/29/2018 1:32:52 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-29 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 12.6% 12.2% 12.5% 12.4%
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 12.9% 12.7%
2018-07-31 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 12.3%
2018-08-30 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 12.4%


Brazil Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 12.90 13.10 13.70 6.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 90.73 90.58 92.88 88.04 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 13.41 13.69 14.18 6.05 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.60 61.60 61.90 60.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 136.43 136.28 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Wages 2182.00 2169.00 2186.00 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 136.43 136.28 181.87 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 June of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.90 13.10 13.70 6.20 2012 - 2018 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.74 Mar/18
Brazil 12.90 Apr/18
Italy 11.20 Apr/18
Turkey 10.10 Mar/18
France 9.20 Mar/18
Euro Area 8.50 Apr/18
Canada 5.80 May/18
Australia 5.40 May/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 4.70 May/18
United Kingdom 4.20 Apr/18
South Korea 4.00 May/18
Netherlands 3.90 May/18
China 3.89 Mar/18
United States 3.80 May/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 Apr/18
Mexico 3.40 Apr/18
Japan 2.50 Apr/18
Switzerland 2.40 May/18


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