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

The jobless rate in Brazil increased to 12.6 percent in the three months to February 2018, above 12 percent in the September-November 2017 period and market expectations of 12.5 percent. Unemployment Rate in Brazil averaged 9.08 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 Unemployment Rate Above Forecasts at 12.6%


The jobless rate in Brazil increased to 12.6 percent in the three months to February 2018, above 12 percent in the September-November 2017 period and market expectations of 12.5 percent.

The number of unemployed increased by 550 thousand from the three months to November to 13.121 million while employment fell by 858 thousand to 91.091 million. The number of people in the labour force went down by 307 thousand to 104.212 million and the number of those detached from the labour force went up by 536 thousand to 64.937 million. 

Compared with the same period of the previous year, the number of unemployed fell by 426 thousand from 13.547 million, while employment grew by 1.745 million from 89.346 million.

The average real income was recorded at BRL 2,186 in the three months to February, barely unchanged from the September-November 2017 period's BRL 2,165 and compared to BRL 2,148 in the same period of last year.


IBGE | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
3/29/2018 1:05:30 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-01-31 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 11.8% 12% 11.9% 12%
2018-02-28 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 12.2% 11.8% 12% 12%
2018-03-29 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 12.6% 12.2% 12.5% 12.4%
2018-04-27 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 12.6% 12.9% 12.6%
2018-05-29 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 12.8%
2018-06-29 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 12.8%


Brazil Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 12.60 12.20 13.70 6.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 91.09 91.70 92.88 88.04 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 13.12 12.69 14.18 6.05 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.60 61.70 61.90 60.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 124.65 126.71 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Wages 2186.00 2176.00 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 124.65 126.71 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 56.15 61.19 309.44 -654.95 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 53.90 54.20 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 April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.60 12.20 13.70 6.20 2012 - 2018 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.55 Dec/17
Brazil 12.60 Feb/18
Italy 10.90 Feb/18
Turkey 10.80 Jan/18
France 8.90 Dec/17
Euro Area 8.50 Feb/18
Canada 5.80 Mar/18
Australia 5.50 Mar/18
Indonesia 5.50 Sep/17
Russia 5.00 Mar/18
United Kingdom 4.20 Feb/18
United States 4.10 Mar/18
South Korea 4.00 Mar/18
China 3.90 Dec/17
Netherlands 3.90 Mar/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.50 Feb/18
Mexico 3.20 Feb/18
Switzerland 2.90 Mar/18
Japan 2.50 Feb/18


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