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

The jobless rate in Brazil fell to 12.8 percent in the quarter ended July 2017 from 13.6 percent in the three months to April, better than market expectations of 13 percent. The number of unemployed declined by 5.1 percent to 13.3 million people while employment rose by 1.6 percent to 90.7 million. Unemployment Rate in Brazil averaged 8.74 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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Brazil Unemployment Rate Falls to 12.8%


The jobless rate in Brazil fell to 12.8 percent in the quarter ended July 2017 from 13.6 percent in the three months to April, better than market expectations of 13 percent.

Compared with the February-April period, the number of unemployed persons dropped 5.1 percent, or by 721 thousand, to 13.3 million. Employment increased by 1.6 percent, or by 1.4 million, to 90.7 million, with job gains in industry (3.7 percent), trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (1.3 percent), public administration, defense, social security, education, human health and social services (3.9 percent) and other services (4.1 percent). 

People attached to the labour force, that is, either employed or unemployed but actively seeking for job rose by 0.7 percent, or 718 thousand, to 104 million. Those detached from the labour force were unchanged at 64.4 million. 

Compared with the same period a year earlier, the number of unemployed people surged 12.5 percent while employment showed no growth.

The average real income usually received in all jobs by employed persons was estimated at BRL 2,106 in the quarter ended July 2017, almost unchanged compared to the previous quarter (BRL 2,111) and slightly higher than the same quarter of 2016 (BRL 2,045).

IBGE | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
8/31/2017 12:16:39 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-06-30 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 13.3% 13.6% 13.8% 13.6%
2017-07-28 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 13% 13.3% 13.3% 13.3%
2017-08-31 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 12.8% 13% 13% 13.1%
2017-09-29 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 12.8% 12.9%
2017-10-31 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 12.8%
2017-11-30 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 14%


Brazil Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 12.80 13.00 13.70 6.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 90.68 90.24 92.88 88.04 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 13.33 13.49 14.18 6.05 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.70 61.60 61.70 60.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 135.94 121.68 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Wages 2106.00 2099.00 2137.00 2014.00 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 2074.00 2068.00 2164.00 2008.00 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 135.94 121.68 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 35.46 35.90 309.44 -654.95 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -3.60 -2.72 5.99 -3.62 percent [+]
Employment Rate 53.80 53.70 57.30 53.10 percent [+]


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 September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.80 13.00 13.70 6.20 2012 - 2017 percent Monthly
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