Brazil Unemployment Rate  2012-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The jobless rate in Brazil edged up to 11.3 percent in the three months to June of 2016 from 11.2 percent in the previous period, reaching the highest since the series began in 2012 as the country struggles with the worst recession in years. However, figures came slightly below market expectations of 11.4 percent. Yet, employment increased for the first time this year and the number of unemployed rose the least in five months. Unemployment Rate in Brazil averaged 7.79 percent from 2012 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 11.30 percent in June of 2016 and a record low of 6.20 percent in December of 2013. Unemployment Rate in Brazil is reported by the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE).

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.30 11.20 11.30 6.20 2012 - 2016 percent Monthly
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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 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-05-31 12:00 PM Apr 11.2% 10.9% 11.2% 11.1%
2016-06-29 12:00 PM May 11.2% 11.2% 11.4% 11.3%
2016-07-29 12:00 PM Jun 11.3% 11.2% 11.4% 11.2%
2016-08-30 12:00 PM Jul 11.3% 11.6%
2016-09-30 12:00 PM Aug 11.4%
2016-10-27 12:00 PM Sep 12.1%

Brazil Unemployment Rate Rises to 11.3%


The jobless rate in Brazil edged up to 11.3 percent in the three months to June of 2016 from 11.2 percent in the previous period, reaching the highest since the series began in 2012 as the country struggles with the worst recession in years. However, figures came slightly below market expectations of 11.4 percent. Yet, employment increased for the first time this year and the number of unemployed rose the least in five months.

Compared with the January-March period, the number of unemployed persons increased 4.5 percent to 11.58 million and employment edged up 0.2 percent to 90.79 million. 

Economically active population went up 0.4 percent to 166.27 million and the number of people detached from the labour force edged up 0.1 percent to 63.88 million after being flat in the previous two periods. As The labour force participation rate remained steay at 61.6 percent. 

Real average earnings were estimated at R$ 1,972, down from R$ 2,002 in the previous period.

IBGE | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
7/29/2016 1:25:49 PM

Brazil Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.30 11.20 11.30 6.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 90.80 90.85 92.88 88.04 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 11.59 11.44 11.59 6.05 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.60 61.60 61.70 60.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 126.82 124.59 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Wages 1972.00 1997.00 2068.00 1949.00 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 [+]
Productivity 126.82 124.59 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Non Farm Payrolls -94.72 -91.03 309.44 -654.94 Thousand [+]
Wages High Skilled 4100.00 3850.00 4100.00 3140.00 BRL/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 1985.00 2026.00 2096.00 1952.00 BRL/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1200.00 1130.00 1200.00 900.00 BRL/Month [+]
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 54.60 54.70 57.30 54.60 percent [+]




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