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

The jobless rate in Brazil came in at 13.3 percent in the quarter ended May of 2017, well below market expectations of 13.8 percent. The jobless rate declined for the second consecutive period after reaching a record high of 13.7 percent in the first quarter of the year. Unemployment Rate in Brazil averaged 8.61 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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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-04-28 12:00 PM Mar 13.7% 13.2% 13.7% 13.4%
2017-05-31 12:00 PM Apr 13.6% 13.7% 13.9% 13.9%
2017-06-30 12:00 PM May 13.3% 13.6% 13.8% 13.6%
2017-07-28 12:00 PM Jun 13.3% 13.3%
2017-08-31 12:00 PM Jul 13.9%
2017-09-29 12:00 PM Aug 13.9%




Brazil Unemployment Rate Lower Than Expected At 13.3%


The jobless rate in Brazil came in at 13.3 percent in the quarter ended May of 2017, well below market expectations of 13.8 percent. The jobless rate declined for the second consecutive period after reaching a record high of 13.7 percent in the first quarter of the year.

In the the December-February period, the jobless rate was slightly lower at 13.2 percent. Compared with the December-February period, the number of unemployed increased by 1.7 percent to 13.77 million in the three months to May; employment rose at a slower 0.4 percent to 89.687 million and those detached form the labour force decreased by 0.2 percent to 64.412 million. 


Employment rose in the industrial sector (3 percent to 11.66 million), accomomdation and food (2.9 percent to 5.1 million), other services (2.3 percent to 4.383 million) and domestic services (1.3 percent nto 6.163 million). In contrast, job losses were mainly seen in trade (-0.9 percent to 17.28 million); information, financial and real estate activities (-0.1 percent to 9.834 million); construction (-3.9 percent to 6.674 million), agriculture (-1.6 percent to 8.675 million) and transportation (-0.9 percent to 4.53 million).

IBGE | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
6/30/2017 1:36:05 PM



Brazil Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 13.30 13.60 13.70 6.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 89.69 89.24 92.88 88.04 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 13.77 14.05 14.18 6.05 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.60 61.60 61.70 60.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 121.68 138.66 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Wages 2109.00 2109.00 2136.00 2013.00 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 2071.00 2065.00 2162.00 2006.00 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 121.68 138.66 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 9.82 34.25 309.44 -654.94 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -3.60 -2.72 5.99 -3.62 percent [+]
Employment Rate 53.40 53.20 57.30 53.10 percent [+]


Brazil Unemployment Rate Notes

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 July of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
13.30 13.60 13.70 6.20 2012 - 2017 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country

Last
Spain 18.75 Mar/17
Brazil 13.30 May/17
Italy 11.30 May/17
Turkey 10.50 Apr/17
France 9.60 Mar/17
Euro Area 9.30 May/17
Canada 6.50 Jun/17
Australia 5.60 Jun/17
Indonesia 5.33 Mar/17
Russia 5.10 Jun/17
India 4.90 Dec/13
Netherlands 4.90 Jun/17
United Kingdom 4.50 May/17
United States 4.40 Jun/17
China 3.97 Mar/17
Germany 3.90 May/17
South Korea 3.80 Jun/17
Mexico 3.30 Jun/17
Japan 3.10 May/17
Switzerland 3.00 Jun/17