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

The unemployment rate in Brazil fell to 12 percent in the three months to November of 2017 compared to 12.2 percent in the previous period and matching market expectations. It is the lowest rate since the last quarter of 2016. After touching a record high of 13.7 percent in March, the jobless rate has been steady falling mostly due to a rise in informal employment. Unemployment Rate in Brazil averaged 8.95 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 Drops to 11-Month Low of 12%


The unemployment rate in Brazil fell to 12 percent in the three months to November of 2017 compared to 12.2 percent in the previous period and matching market expectations. It is the lowest rate since the last quarter of 2016. After touching a record high of 13.7 percent in March, the jobless rate has been steady falling mostly due to a rise in informal employment.

Compared with the three months to August, the number of unemployed declined by 4.1 percent or 543 thousand to 12.6 million and employment went up by 1 percent or 887 thousand to 91.9 million. Job gains occured mostly in trade (+1.3 percent or 223 thousand); information, communication, financial and real estate activities (+2.2 percent or 219 thousand) and domestic services (+3.5 percent or 214 thousand). 

The number of people in the labour force went up by 345 thousand to 104.3 million and the number of those detached from the labour force were unchanged at 64.5 million. 

The average real income received in all jobs by employed persons was estimated at BRL 2,142 in the November quarter, higher than BRL 2,122 in the three months to August and BRL 2,087 in the period ended November 2016.


IBGE | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
12/29/2017 1:48:20 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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% 12.2% 12% 12.2%
2018-01-31 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 12% 12%
2018-02-28 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 12%
2018-03-29 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 11.9%


Brazil Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 12.00 12.20 13.70 6.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 91.95 91.55 92.88 88.04 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 12.57 12.74 14.18 6.05 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.90 61.80 61.90 60.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 121.89 134.84 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Wages 2142.00 2137.00 2160.00 2035.00 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 121.89 134.84 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Non Farm Payrolls -12.29 77.00 309.44 -654.95 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 54.40 54.20 57.30 53.10 percent [+]
Wages High Skilled 4280.00 3940.00 4280.00 3610.00 BRL/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 2113.00 2115.00 2187.00 2030.00 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 January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.00 12.20 13.70 6.20 2012 - 2017 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.38 Sep/17
Brazil 12.00 Nov/17
Italy 11.00 Nov/17
Turkey 10.30 Oct/17
France 9.70 Sep/17
Euro Area 8.70 Nov/17
Canada 5.70 Dec/17
Australia 5.50 Dec/17
Indonesia 5.50 Sep/17
Russia 5.10 Nov/17
Netherlands 4.40 Dec/17
United Kingdom 4.30 Oct/17
United States 4.10 Dec/17
China 3.95 Sep/17
Germany 3.60 Nov/17
South Korea 3.60 Dec/17
India 3.46 Dec/16
Mexico 3.40 Nov/17
Switzerland 3.30 Dec/17
Japan 2.70 Nov/17


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