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

The unemployment rate in Brazil fell to 12.2 percent in the three months to October of 2017, the lowest this year, from 12.4 percent in the previous period. The jobless rate have been steady falling since touching a record high of 13.7 percent in March supported by a rise in informal employment. Unemployment Rate in Brazil averaged 8.90 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 Jobless Rate At 9 Month Low of 12.2%


The unemployment rate in Brazil fell to 12.2 percent in the three months to October of 2017 compared to 12.4 percent in the previous period and matching market expectations. After touching a record high of 13.7 percent in March, the jobless rate has been steady falling mostly due to rise in informal employment.

Compared with the three months to July, the number of unemployed declined by 4.4 percent or 586 thousand to 12.7 million and employment went up by 1 percent or 868 thousand to 91.5 million. Job gains occured in construction (2.5 percent or 169 thousand people); information, communication, financial and real estate activities (3.2 percent or 311 thousand) and domestic services (2.8 percent or 173 thousand). 

The number of people in both the labour force (104.3 million) and detached from it (64.5 million) was nearly stable. 

The average real income received in all jobs by employed persons was estimated at BRL 2,127 in October quarter, higher than BRL 2,119 in the three months to July and BRL 2,076 in the period ended October 2016.

IBGE | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
11/30/2017 11:51:50 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-09-29 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 12.6% 12.8% 12.7% 12.9%
2017-10-31 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 12.4% 12.6% 12.4% 12.4%
2017-11-30 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 12.2% 12.4% 12.2% 12.3%
2017-12-29 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 12.2% 12.2%
2018-01-31 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate
2018-02-24 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate


Brazil Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 12.20 12.40 13.70 6.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 91.55 91.30 92.88 88.04 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 12.74 12.96 14.18 6.05 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.80 61.80 61.80 60.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 134.84 140.43 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Wages 2127.00 2115.00 2143.00 2019.00 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 [+]
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 134.84 140.43 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 76.60 34.39 309.44 -654.95 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -3.60 -2.72 5.99 -3.62 percent [+]
Employment Rate 54.20 54.10 57.30 53.10 percent [+]
Wages High Skilled 4280.00 3940.00 4280.00 3610.00 BRL/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 2104.00 2108.00 2174.00 2017.00 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 December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.20 12.40 13.70 6.20 2012 - 2017 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.38 Sep/17
Brazil 12.20 Oct/17
Italy 11.10 Oct/17
Turkey 10.60 Aug/17
France 9.70 Sep/17
Euro Area 8.80 Oct/17
Canada 5.90 Nov/17
Indonesia 5.50 Sep/17
Australia 5.40 Oct/17
Russia 5.10 Oct/17
Netherlands 4.50 Oct/17
United Kingdom 4.30 Sep/17
United States 4.10 Nov/17
China 3.95 Sep/17
Germany 3.60 Oct/17
South Korea 3.60 Oct/17
Mexico 3.50 Oct/17
India 3.46 Dec/16
Switzerland 3.10 Nov/17
Japan 2.80 Oct/17