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

The jobless rate in Brazil increased for the third straight month to 12.6 percent in the three months to January of 2017 from 12 percent in the previous period, above market expectations of 12.4 percent. It hit again a new record high since the series began in 2012. Unemployment Rate in Brazil averaged 8.28 percent from 2012 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 12.60 percent in January of 2017 and a record low of 6.20 percent in December of 2013.

Brazil Unemployment Rate
Receive the next reported value for Brazil Unemployment Rate in you Inbox



We will not not share your email with third parties and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Please Paste this Code in your Website
Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-12-29 11:00 AM Nov 11.9% 11.8% 11.9% 11.8%
2017-01-31 11:00 AM Dec 12% 11.9% 12% 12%
2017-02-24 12:00 PM Jan 12.6% 12% 12.4% 12.1%
2017-03-31 01:00 PM Feb 12.6% 12.7%
2017-04-28 12:30 PM Mar 12.7%
2017-05-31 12:00 PM Apr 12.8%




Brazil Unemployment Rate At Fresh High Of 12.6%


The jobless rate in Brazil increased for the third straight month to 12.6 percent in the three months to January of 2017 from 12 percent in the previous period, above market expectations of 12.4 percent. It hit again a new record high since the series began in 2012.

Compared with the August-October period, the number of unemployed persons rose by 7.3 percent or by 879 thousand to 12.92 million, reaching the highest on record. Employment was nearly unchanged at 89.85 million, with job losses in industry (-2.2 percent or 254 thousand), public administration, defense, social security, education and health (-4.1 percent or 651 thousand) and domestic services (-1.4 percent or 89 thousand) offseting gains in internal trade (2.4 percent or 410 thousand); information , communication , finance and real estate services (2.5 percent or 237 thousand); accomodation and food (3.4 percent or 161 thousand) and transportation (2.8 percent or 126 thousand). 

People attached to the labour force, that is, either employed or unemployed but actively seeking for job rose by 0.8 percent or by 849 thousand to 102.77 million. Tthose detached from the labour force fell by 0.2 percent or by 119 thousand to 64.608 million. The labour force participation rate went up to 61.4 percent from 61.2 percent. 

IBGE | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
2/24/2017 12:29:47 PM



Brazil Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 12.60 12.00 12.60 6.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 89.85 90.26 92.88 88.04 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 12.92 12.34 12.92 6.05 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.40 61.40 61.70 60.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 135.22 131.76 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Wages 2056.00 2049.00 2113.00 1991.00 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 2016.00 1985.00 2140.00 1985.00 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 135.22 131.76 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 35.60 -40.86 309.44 -654.94 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -3.60 -2.72 5.99 -3.62 percent [+]
Employment Rate 53.70 54.00 57.30 53.70 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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.60 12.00 12.60 6.20 2012 - 2017 percent Monthly
NSA



Last
Djibouti 54.00 Dec/10
Congo 46.10 Dec/13
Bosnia and Herzegovina 40.58 Jan/17
Afghanistan 40.00 Dec/15
Kenya 40.00 Dec/11
Kosovo 32.90 Dec/15
Gambia 29.80 Dec/13
Yemen 29.00 Dec/11
Namibia 28.10 Dec/14
Republic of the Congo 26.60 Dec/10
South Africa 26.50 Dec/16
Angola 26.00 Dec/14
Palestine 25.70 Dec/16
Lesotho 25.30 Dec/08
Greece 23.10 Dec/16
Macedonia 23.10 Dec/16
Montenegro 22.52 Feb/17
Equatorial Guinea 22.30 Dec/09
Guyana 21.00 Dec/11
Gabon 20.30 Dec/13
Botswana 20.00 Dec/13
Libya 19.50 Dec/11
Sudan 19.50 Dec/14
Spain 18.63 Dec/16
Armenia 18.10 Sep/16
Mozambique 17.00 Dec/07
Ethiopia 16.80 Dec/15
Iraq 16.40 Dec/14
Jordan 15.80 Dec/16
Tunisia 15.50 Sep/16
Croatia 15.30 Feb/17
Syria 14.90 Dec/12
Bahamas 14.80 Dec/15
New Caledonia 14.60 Dec/14
Albania 14.50 Dec/16
Eritrea 14.50 Dec/84
Cyprus 14.10 Jan/17
Nigeria 13.90 Sep/16
Sao Tome and Principe 13.60 Dec/12
Senegal 13.40 Dec/15
Dominican Republic 13.30 Sep/16
Zambia 13.30 Dec/14
Rwanda 13.20 Feb/16
Serbia 13.00 Dec/16
Jamaica 12.90 Sep/16
Mauritania 12.85 Dec/14
Iran 12.70 Sep/16
Turkey 12.70 Dec/16
Brazil 12.60 Jan/17
Cape Verde 12.40 Dec/15
Egypt 12.40 Dec/16
Puerto Rico 12.10 Dec/16
Georgia 12.00 Dec/15
South Sudan 12.00 Dec/08
Italy 11.90 Jan/17
Colombia 11.70 Jan/17
Maldives 11.60 Dec/14
Zimbabwe 11.30 Dec/14
Slovenia 11.20 Jan/17
East Timor 11.00 Dec/13
Uzbekistan 10.70 Dec/13
Algeria 10.50 Sep/16
Portugal 10.50 Dec/16
Turkmenistan 10.50 Dec/14
Tanzania 10.30 Dec/14
Barbados 10.20 Sep/16
Austria 10.10 Feb/17
Belize 10.10 Dec/15
France 10.00 Dec/16
Ukraine 10.00 Dec/16
Euro Area 9.60 Jan/17
Costa Rica 9.50 Dec/16
Morocco 9.40 Dec/16
Latvia 9.30 Dec/16
Finland 9.20 Feb/17
Suriname 8.90 Dec/15
Lithuania 8.80 Feb/17
Mongolia 8.60 Dec/16
Poland 8.50 Feb/17
Slovakia 8.40 Feb/17
Bulgaria 8.20 Jan/17
Mali 8.20 Dec/14
European Union 8.10 Jan/17
Uruguay 8.10 Jan/17
Fiji 7.90 Dec/14
Belgium 7.70 Jan/17
Burundi 7.70 Dec/12
Peru 7.70 Feb/17
Argentina 7.60 Dec/16
Central African Republic 7.60 Dec/12
Guinea Bissau 7.60 Dec/13
Mauritius 7.60 Sep/16
Bolivia 7.40 Dec/13
Paraguay 7.40 Dec/16
Sweden 7.40 Feb/17
Honduras 7.30 Dec/15
Venezuela 7.30 Apr/16
Oman 7.20 Dec/14
Comoros 7.00 Dec/12
El Salvador 7.00 Dec/15
Brunei 6.90 Dec/14
Togo 6.90 Dec/13
Haiti 6.80 Dec/14
Nicaragua 6.80 Dec/14
Swaziland 6.70 Dec/13
Burkina Faso 6.60 Dec/14
Canada 6.60 Feb/17
Estonia 6.60 Dec/16
Ireland 6.60 Feb/17
Malawi 6.60 Dec/13
Philippines 6.60 Mar/17
Lebanon 6.40 Dec/14
Chile 6.20 Jan/17
Luxembourg 6.10 Feb/17
Australia 5.90 Feb/17
Pakistan 5.90 Dec/15
Saudi Arabia 5.70 Sep/16
Indonesia 5.61 Sep/16
Cayman Islands 5.60 Dec/15
Chad 5.60 Dec/13
Panama 5.60 Dec/16
Russia 5.60 Feb/17
Romania 5.40 Jan/17
Ivory Coast 5.30 Dec/13
Netherlands 5.30 Feb/17
Ecuador 5.20 Dec/16
Ghana 5.20 Dec/13
New Zealand 5.20 Dec/16
Czech Republic 5.10 Feb/17
Azerbaijan 5.00 Dec/15
India 4.90 Dec/13
Kazakhstan 4.90 Feb/17
United Kingdom 4.70 Jan/17
United States 4.70 Feb/17
Sri Lanka 4.50 Sep/16
Trinidad and Tobago 4.40 Jun/16
Bangladesh 4.30 Dec/14
Hungary 4.30 Jan/17
Israel 4.30 Feb/17
Denmark 4.20 Jan/17
Malta 4.20 Dec/16
Norway 4.20 Jan/17
Seychelles 4.20 Dec/15
United Arab Emirates 4.20 Dec/12
North Korea 4.10 Dec/14
China 4.02 Dec/16
Myanmar 4.02 Dec/13
Cameroon 4.00 Dec/13
South Korea 4.00 Feb/17
Taiwan 3.83 Feb/17
Germany 3.80 Jan/17
Liberia 3.80 Dec/14
Moldova 3.80 Dec/16
Uganda 3.80 Dec/13
Bahrain 3.70 Dec/12
Mexico 3.60 Jan/17
Switzerland 3.60 Feb/17
Malaysia 3.50 Jan/17
Hong Kong 3.30 Feb/17
Sierra Leone 3.30 Dec/14
Guatemala 3.10 Jun/16
Iceland 3.10 Feb/17
Japan 3.00 Jan/17
Nepal 3.00 Dec/14
Bhutan 2.50 Dec/16
Papua New Guinea 2.50 Dec/14
Cuba 2.40 Dec/15
Liechtenstein 2.40 Dec/15
Tajikistan 2.30 Dec/16
Niger 2.25 Dec/08
Kuwait 2.20 Dec/15
Kyrgyzstan 2.20 Dec/16
Singapore 2.20 Dec/16
Vietnam 2.14 Sep/16
Macau 2.00 Jan/17
Guinea 1.70 Dec/13
Laos 1.40 Dec/14
Madagascar 1.20 Dec/12
Thailand 1.20 Jan/17
Benin 1.00 Dec/13
Belarus 0.90 Feb/17
Cambodia 0.50 Dec/15
Qatar 0.20 Sep/16