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

The unemployment rate in Brazil fell for the sixth straight period to 12.4 percent in the three months to September of 2017 from 12.6 percent in the three months to August. It is the lowest rate so far this year, in line with market expectations. Unemployment Rate in Brazil averaged 8.85 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 Down to 12.4%


The unemployment rate in Brazil fell for the sixth straight period to 12.4 percent in the three months to September of 2017 from 12.6 percent in the three months to August. It is the lowest rate so far this year, in line with market expectations.

Compared with the three months to June, the number of unemployed declined 3.9 percent to 12.961 million and employment went up by 1.2 percent to 91.297 million. Job gains occured in accomodation and food (3.4 percent); information, communication , financial and real estate activities (2.4 percent); construction (2.1 percent); public administration, defense, social security (1.6 percent); domestic services (1.3 percent); other services (1.2 percent); industry (0.6 percent) and internal trade (0.5 percent). On the other hand, job losses were seen in agriculture (-0.4 percent) and transportation and storage (-0.2 percent). 

The labour force increased by 0.5 percent o 104.258 million and those detached from the labour force edged up by 0.1 percent to 64.464 million. 

The average real income usually received in all jobs by employed persons was estimated at BRL 2,115 in the quarter ended September 2017, higher than BRL 2,108 in the three months to June and BRL 2,065 a year earlier. 

IBGE | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
10/31/2017 11:27:45 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-08-31 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 12.8% 13% 13% 13.1%
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 12.4% 12.3%
2017-12-29 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 12.2%


Brazil Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 12.40 12.60 13.70 6.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 91.30 91.06 92.88 88.04 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 12.96 13.11 14.18 6.05 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.80 61.80 61.80 60.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 140.43 129.29 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Wages 2115.00 2105.00 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 140.43 129.29 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 34.39 35.46 309.44 -654.95 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -3.60 -2.72 5.99 -3.62 percent [+]
Employment Rate 54.10 54.00 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 November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.40 12.60 13.70 6.20 2012 - 2017 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.38 Sep/17
Brazil 12.40 Sep/17
Italy 11.10 Sep/17
Turkey 10.60 Aug/17
France 9.70 Sep/17
Euro Area 8.90 Sep/17
Canada 6.30 Oct/17
Indonesia 5.50 Sep/17
Australia 5.40 Oct/17
Russia 5.00 Sep/17
Netherlands 4.50 Oct/17
United Kingdom 4.30 Sep/17
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China 3.95 Sep/17
Germany 3.60 Sep/17
Mexico 3.60 Sep/17
South Korea 3.60 Oct/17
India 3.46 Dec/16
Switzerland 3.00 Oct/17
Japan 2.80 Sep/17