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

The unemployment rate in Brazil dropped to 13 percent in the three months to June of 2017, below market expectations of 13.3 percent. The jobless rate declined for the third consecutive period after reaching a record high of 13.7 percent in the first quarter this year. Unemployment Rate in Brazil averaged 8.68 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 Falls to 13% in Q2


The unemployment rate in Brazil dropped to 13 percent in the three months to June of 2017, below market expectations of 13.3 percent. The jobless rate declined for the third consecutive period after reaching a record high of 13.7 percent in the first quarter this year.

Compared with the first three months of the year, the number of unemployed fell by 4.9 percent to 13.486 million in the three months to June; employment rose 1.4 percent to 90.236 million and those detached from the labour force were steady at 64.415 million. 

Employment rose in trade (1.2 percent to 17.412 million); public administration, defense, social security (3.2 percent to 15.552 million); industry (3.3 percent to 11.755 million); domestic services (0.6 percent to 6.137 million); accomomdation and food (1.5 percent to 5.071 million); transportation and storage (2.9 percent to 4.623 million) and other services (5.6 percent to 4.468 million). In contrast, job losses were seen in information, financial and real estate activities (-1.2 percent to 9.82 million); agriculture (-0.3 percent to 8.652 million) and construction (-1.5 percent to 6.731 million). 

A year earlier, the unemployment was lower at 11.3 percent. 


IBGE | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
7/28/2017 12:26:54 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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% 13.3% 13.3% 13.3%
2017-08-31 12:00 PM Jul 13% 13.1%
2017-09-29 12:00 PM Aug 12.9%
2017-10-31 11:00 AM Sep 12.8%


Brazil Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 13.00 13.30 13.70 6.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 90.24 89.69 92.88 88.04 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 13.49 13.77 14.18 6.05 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.70 61.60 61.70 60.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 121.68 138.66 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Wages 2104.00 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 35.90 9.82 309.44 -654.95 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -3.60 -2.72 5.99 -3.62 percent [+]
Employment Rate 53.70 53.40 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 August of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
13.00 13.30 13.70 6.20 2012 - 2017 percent Monthly
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