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

The jobless rate in Brazil rose to 11.9 percent in the three months to November of 2016 from 11.8 percent in the previous period. It hit a new record high since the series began in 2012, in line with market expectations. The number of jobless people also reached a record high while employment rose for the first time in six months. Unemployment Rate in Brazil averaged 8.14 percent from 2012 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 11.90 percent in November of 2016 and a record low of 6.20 percent in December of 2013.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-10-27 11:00 AM Sep 11.8% 11.8% 11.9% 11.8%
2016-11-29 11:00 AM Oct 11.8% 11.8% 11.7% 11.8%
2016-12-29 11:00 AM Nov 11.9% 11.8% 11.9% 11.8%
2017-01-31 11:00 AM Dec 11.9% 12%
2017-02-24 12:00 PM Jan 12.2%
2017-03-31 12:00 PM Feb 12.2%




Brazil Unemployment Rate Up To Record High Of 11.9%


The jobless rate in Brazil rose to 11.9 percent in the three months to November of 2016 from 11.8 percent in the previous period. It hit a new record high since the series began in 2012, in line with market expectations. The number of jobless people also reached a record high while employment rose for the first time in six months.

Compared with the June-August period, the number of unemployed persons rose by 0.9 percent or by 108 thousand to 12.13 million while employment edged up at a slower 0.1 percent or by 73 thousand to 90.21 million. Employment fell the most in agriculture (-3.9 percent to 8.9 million), followed by construction (-2.2 percent to 7.07 million); domestic services (-0.9 percent to 6.1 million) and public administration, defense and social security (-0.6 percent to 15.77 million). In contrast, other services (+5.7 percent to 4.39 million), accomodation and food (+4.6 percent to 4.79 million) and internal trade (+1.3 percent to 17.46 million) recorded the biggest payroll gains. 

People attached to the labour force, that is, either employed or unemployed but actively seeking for job rose by 0.2 percent or by 181 thousand to 102.34 million. Tthose detached from the labour force increased by 0.3 percent or by 206 thousand to 64.48 million. The labour force participation rate went down to 61.3 percent from 61.4 percent.

A year earlier, unemployment was lower at 9 percent. 

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
12/29/2016 11:38:15 AM



Brazil Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.90 11.80 11.90 6.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 90.21 89.88 92.88 88.04 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 12.13 12.04 12.13 6.05 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.30 61.20 61.70 60.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 136.18 139.55 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Wages 2032.00 2030.00 2103.00 1982.00 BRL/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 880.00 880.00 880.00 64.79 BRL/Month [+]
Population 204.45 202.77 204.45 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 2014.00 2043.00 2129.00 1983.00 BRL/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1200.00 1130.00 1200.00 900.00 BRL/Month [+]
Productivity 136.18 139.55 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Non Farm Payrolls -116.70 -74.75 309.44 -654.94 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 2950.00 2960.00 3030.00 2950.00 BRL/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1730.00 1730.00 1750.00 1730.00 BRL/Month [+]
Employment Change -3.60 -2.72 5.99 -3.62 percent [+]
Employment Rate 54.10 53.90 57.30 53.90 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 January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.90 11.80 11.90 6.20 2012 - 2016 percent Monthly
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