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

The unemployment rate in Brazil decreased to 12.3 percent in the three months to July of 2018 from 12.9 percent in the February - April 2018 period, in line with market expectations. Unemployment Rate in Brazil averaged 9.32 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 Falls to 12.3% as Expected


The unemployment rate in Brazil decreased to 12.3 percent in the three months to July of 2018 from 12.9 percent in the February - April 2018 period, in line with market expectations.

Compared with the three months ended in April 2018, the number of unemployed declined by 545 thousand to 12.868 million. Employment went up by 928 thousand to 91.661 million, with most job gains seen in public administration, defense, social security and education (+451 thousand); industry (+157 thousand) and agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishing (+ 135 thousand). In contrast, job cuts occured only in information, communication, financial services and real estate (-38). In addition, both the private sector (+442 thousand) and the public sector (+284 thousand) added jobs.

The number of people in the labour force rose by 383 thousand to 104.529 million and those detached from the labour force increased by 315 thousand to 65.491 million. 

Compared with the same period of 2017, the number of unemployed fell by 458 thousand from 13.326 million, while employment went up by 983 thousand from 90.677 million.

The average real income was estimated at BRL 2,205 in the three months to July, slightly less than BRL 2,215 in the three months to April but above BRL 2,188 a year ago.


IBGE | Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com
8/30/2018 1:47:22 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-06-29 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 12.7% 12.9% 12.6% 12.7%
2018-07-31 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 12.4% 12.7% 12.6% 12.4%
2018-08-30 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 12.3% 12.4% 12.3% 12.3%
2018-09-28 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 12.3% 12.2%
2018-10-30 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 12.6%
2018-11-29 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 12.5%


Brazil Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 12.30 12.40 13.70 6.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 91.66 91.24 92.88 88.04 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 12.87 12.97 14.18 6.05 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.40 61.40 61.90 60.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 105.04 118.88 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Wages 2205.00 2213.00 2228.00 2097.00 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 105.04 118.88 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 47.32 -0.66 309.44 -654.95 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 53.90 53.70 57.30 53.10 percent [+]
Wages High Skilled 4280.00 3940.00 4280.00 3610.00 BRL/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 2229.00 2229.00 2254.00 2091.00 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 September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.30 12.40 13.70 6.20 2012 - 2018 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
South Africa 27.20 Jun/18
Spain 15.30 Jun/18
Brazil 12.30 Jul/18
Italy 10.40 Jul/18
Turkey 10.20 Jun/18
Argentina 9.60 Jun/18
France 9.10 Jun/18
Euro Area 8.20 Jul/18
Saudi Arabia 6.10 Mar/18
Canada 6.00 Aug/18
Australia 5.30 Aug/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 4.60 Aug/18
South Korea 4.20 Aug/18
United Kingdom 4.00 Jul/18
Netherlands 3.90 Aug/18
United States 3.90 Aug/18
China 3.83 Jun/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Mexico 3.50 Jul/18
Germany 3.40 Jul/18
Japan 2.50 Jul/18
Switzerland 2.40 Aug/18
Singapore 2.10 Jun/18


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