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

The unemployment rate in Brazil fell to 12.6 percent in the three months to August of 2017 from 12.8 percent in the previous period and lower than market expectations of 12.7 percent. The jobless rate fell for the fifth consecutive period to the lowest so far this year. On the other hand, the average real income fell to the lowest so far in 2017. Unemployment Rate in Brazil averaged 8.80 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 Below Expectations


The unemployment rate in Brazil fell to 12.6 percent in the three months to August of 2017 from 12.8 percent in the previous period and lower than market expectations of 12.7 percent. The jobless rate fell for the fifth consecutive period to the lowest so far this year. On the other hand, the average real income fell to the lowest so far in 2017.

Compared with the three months to May, the number of unemployed declined 4.8 percent to 13.113 million and employment went up by 1.5 percent to 91.061 million. Job gains occured in other services (3 percent); construction (2.9 percent); public administration, defense, social security (2.7 percent); transportation and storage (2.5 percent); industry (1.9 percent); accomodation and food (1.6 percent); internal trade (1 percent) and information, communication , finalncial and real estate activities (0.9 percent). On the other hand, job losses were seen in agriculture (-0.5 percent) and domestic services (-0.2 percent). 

The labour force increased by 0.7 percent o 104.175 million and those detached from the labour force edged down by 0.1 percent to 64.379 million. 

The average real income usually received in all jobs by employed persons was estimated at BRL 2,105 in the quarter ended August 2017, below BRL 2,116 in the three months to May and BRL 2,116 a year earlier. 

IBGE | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
10/1/2017 5:36:20 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-07-28 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 13% 13.3% 13.3% 13.3%
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 12.6% 12.4%
2017-11-30 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 12.3%
2017-12-29 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 12.2%


Brazil Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 12.60 12.80 13.70 6.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 91.06 90.68 92.88 88.04 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 13.11 13.33 14.18 6.05 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.80 61.80 61.80 60.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 129.29 135.94 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Wages 2105.00 2111.00 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 [+]
Wages High Skilled 4100.00 3850.00 4100.00 3140.00 BRL/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 2104.00 2080.00 2169.00 2013.00 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 129.29 135.94 181.87 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 54.00 53.80 57.30 53.10 percent [+]


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 October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.60 12.80 13.70 6.20 2012 - 2017 percent Monthly
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Spain 17.22 Jun/17
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Canada 6.20 Sep/17
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