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

The unemployment rate in Brazil remained unchanged at 11.8 percent in the three months to October of 2016, slightly above market expectations of 11.7 percent. It is the highest jobless rate since the series began in 2012. Unemployment Rate in Brazil averaged 8.07 percent from 2012 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 11.80 percent in August 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)
2016-09-30 12:00 PM Aug 11.8% 11.6% 11.7% 11.5%
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 11.8% 11.8%
2017-01-27 11:00 AM Dec 12%
2017-01-31 11:00 AM Dec 12%




Brazil Unemployment Rate Remains at Record High of 11.8%


The unemployment rate in Brazil remained unchanged at 11.8 percent in the three months to October of 2016, slightly above market expectations of 11.7 percent. It is the highest jobless rate since the series began in 2012.

Compared with the May-July period, the number of unemployed persons rose by 1.6 percent or by 195 thousand to 12.04 million while employment fell by 0.7 percent or by 604 thousand to 89.88 million. Employment fell the most in agriculture (-5 percent to 8.9 million), followed by construction (-4 percent to 7.07 million); transport, communication and mail (-1.4 percent to 4.44 million); information, communication, financial services and real estate (-1.1 percent to 9.58 million); domestic services (-1 percent to 6.19 million); industry (-0.9 percent to 11.52 million) and trade and repair of motor vehicles (-0.5 percent to 17.23 million). 

People attached to the labour force, that is, either employed or unemployed but actively seeking for job decreased by 0.4 percent or by 409 thousand to 101.92 million. In contrast, those detached from the labour force rose by 1 percent or by 668 thousand to 64.727 million. The labour force participation rate fell to 61.2 percent from 61.5 percent.

A year earlier, unemployment was lower at 8.9 percent. 

IBGE | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
11/29/2016 11:31:02 AM



Brazil Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.80 11.80 11.80 6.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 89.88 89.84 92.88 88.04 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 12.04 12.02 12.04 6.05 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.20 61.20 61.70 60.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 139.55 129.44 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Wages 2025.00 2017.00 2097.00 1976.00 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 2038.00 2050.00 2124.00 1978.00 BRL/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1200.00 1130.00 1200.00 900.00 BRL/Month [+]
Productivity 139.55 129.44 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Non Farm Payrolls -74.75 -39.28 309.44 -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 54.00 54.20 57.30 54.00 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 December of 2016.

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