Brazil Unemployment Rate 2001-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Brazil increased to 4.80 percent in November of 2014 from 4.70 percent in October of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Brazil averaged 8.49 percent from 2001 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 13.10 percent in August of 2003 and a record low of 4.30 percent in December of 2013. Unemployment Rate in Brazil is reported by the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE).

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Brazil Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.80 4.70 13.10 4.30 2001 - 2014 percent Monthly
In Brazil, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force in six Metropolitan Areas: Recife, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Porto Alegre. This page provides - Brazil Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Brazil Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Sunday, December 21, 2014.


Brazil Unemployment Rate Rises in November


Brazilian jobless rate increased to 4.8 percent in November of 2014 from 4.7 percent in the previous month. It is the first rise in three months as more people were attached to the labour force.

Unemployment increased marginally to 1.19 million persons from 1.14 million in the previous month and employment edged up to 23.38 million from 23.28 million in October. Yet, 358 thousand persons were underemployed in November, 19 thousand less than in the previous month.

The number of people either working or looking for work increased to 24575 thousand in November from 24 420 thousand in October. Meanwhile, average real wage rose 0.7 percent month-over-month to R$ 2148.5.

Among regions, Salvador recorded the highest jobless rate (9.6 percent) and Rio de Janeiro the lowest (3.6 percent). 

A year earlier, unemployment was recorded at 4.6 percent. Yet, there were 23.29 thousand employed persons while the number of people not attached to the labour force was lower (18.58 million in November of 2013 compared with 18.88 million in November of 2014).

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
12/19/2014 11:38:30 AM


Recent Releases

Brazil Unemployment Rate Keeps Falling
Brazilian jobless rate decreased for the second consecutive month to 4.7 percent in October of 2014 from 4.9 percent in September, as more people found a job. It is the lowest rate in ten months. Published on 2014-11-19

Brazil Unemployment Rate Falls in September
Brazilian jobless rate decreased to 4.9 percent in September of 2014 from 5 percent in August, below market expectations. Although it is the lowest rate for a September month ever, the economic active population decreased. Published on 2014-10-23


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-10-23 12:00 PM
Unemployment Rate  Sep
4.9% 5.0% 5.1% 5.1%
2014-11-19 11:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Oct
4.7% 4.9% 5%
2014-12-19 11:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Nov
4.8% 4.7% 4.4% 4.5%
2015-01-29 11:00 AM
Unemployment rate  Dec
4.8% 3.7%
2015-02-26 12:00 PM
Unemployment Rate  Jan
4.5%
2015-03-26 12:00 PM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
5%


Brazil Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.80 4.70 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 23.38 23.27 23.46 14.36 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 1.19 1.14 2.82 1.06 Million [+]
Wages 2129.40 2085.60 2457.22 1293.72 BRL [+]
Labour Costs 142.13 151.42 181.62 39.12 Index Points [+]
Population 201.03 199.24 201.03 72.74 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 [+]
Employment Change 0.00 -0.39 5.99 -0.76 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 724.00 724.00 724.00 0.00 BRL [+]
Productivity 142.13 151.42 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 117.70 116.90 117.70 98.70 Index Points [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.30 Nov/14 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 4.80 Nov/14 4.70 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.60 Nov/14 6.50 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Aug/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Oct/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Aug/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.90 Oct/14 5.00 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 13.20 Oct/14 12.90 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.50 Oct/14 3.60 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.53 Nov/14 4.78 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 8.00 Nov/14 8.00 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.20 Nov/14 5.10 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.40 Nov/14 3.50 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.67 Aug/14 24.47 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.20 Nov/14 3.10 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.50 Sep/14 10.10 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.00 Oct/14 6.00 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.80 Nov/14 5.80 10.80 2.50 percent [+]