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

The jobless rate in Brazil increased to 11.8 percent in the three months to August of 2016, above market expectations of 11.7 percent. The unemployment rate rose for the third straight period, reaching again a new high since the series began in 2012 as the country struggles with the worst recession in years. A year earlier, unemployment was much lower at 8.7 percent. Unemployment Rate in Brazil averaged 7.93 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. Unemployment Rate in Brazil is reported by the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE).

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

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.80 11.60 11.80 6.20 2012 - 2016 percent Monthly
NSA
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 September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-07-29 12:00 PM Jun 11.3% 11.2% 11.4% 11.2%
2016-08-30 12:00 PM Jul 11.6% 11.3% 11.5% 11.6%
2016-09-30 12:00 PM Aug 11.8% 11.6% 11.7% 11.5%
2016-10-27 12:00 PM Sep 11.8% 11.7%
2016-11-29 12:00 PM Oct 11.7%
2016-12-29 12:00 PM Nov 11.8%

Brazil Unemployment Rate Rises to New High of 11.8%


The jobless rate in Brazil increased to 11.8 percent in the three months to August of 2016, above market expectations of 11.7 percent. The unemployment rate rose for the third straight period, reaching again a new high since the series began in 2012 as the country struggles with the worst recession in years. A year earlier, unemployment was much lower at 8.7 percent.

Compared with the March-May period, the number of unemployed persons increased 5.1 percent to 12.024 million and employment decreased 0.8 percent to 90.137 million. Employment fell in construction (-3.3 percent); domestic services (-2.8 percent); industry (-1.9 percent); information, communication, financial services and real estate (-1.2 percent); agriculture (-1.1 percent); transport (-1 percent) and trade and repair of motor vehicles (-0.9 percent). 

Economically active population edged up 0.2 percent to 166.441 million and the number of people detached from the labour force also increased 0.7 percent to 64.28 million. The labour force participation rate fell to 61.4 percent from 61.6 percent. 

Real average earnings were estimated at R$ 2,011, slightly up from R$ 2,015 in the three months to May.

IBGE | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/30/2016 12:34:46 PM

Brazil Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.80 11.60 11.80 6.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 90.14 90.49 92.88 88.04 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 12.02 11.85 12.02 6.05 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.40 61.50 61.70 60.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 129.23 126.82 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Wages 1985.00 1972.00 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 129.23 126.82 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Non Farm Payrolls -33.95 -94.72 309.44 -654.94 Thousand [+]
Wages High Skilled 4100.00 3850.00 4100.00 3140.00 BRL/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 2016.00 1992.00 2103.00 1959.00 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 54.40 54.60 57.30 54.40 percent [+]




Last
Djibouti 54.00 Dec/10
Congo 46.10 Dec/13
Bosnia and Herzegovina 41.65 Jul/16
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
Swaziland 28.50 Dec/10
Namibia 28.10 Dec/14
Palestine 26.90 Jun/16
Republic of the Congo 26.60 Dec/10
South Africa 26.60 Jun/16
Angola 26.00 Dec/14
Lesotho 25.30 Dec/08
Macedonia 24.00 Jun/16
Greece 23.40 Jun/16
Equatorial Guinea 22.30 Dec/09
Guyana 21.00 Dec/11
Gabon 20.30 Dec/13
Botswana 20.00 Dec/13
Spain 20.00 Jun/16
Libya 19.50 Dec/11
Sudan 19.50 Dec/14
Armenia 18.40 Jun/16
Montenegro 17.32 Jul/16
Mozambique 17.00 Dec/07
Ethiopia 16.80 Dec/15
Iraq 16.40 Dec/14
Albania 15.90 Jun/16
Tunisia 15.60 Jun/16
Serbia 15.20 Jun/16
Syria 14.90 Dec/12
Bahamas 14.80 Dec/15
Jordan 14.70 Jun/16
New Caledonia 14.60 Dec/14
Eritrea 14.50 Dec/84
Dominican Republic 14.00 Sep/15
Jamaica 13.70 Jun/16
Sao Tome and Principe 13.60 Dec/12
Senegal 13.40 Dec/15
Nigeria 13.30 Jun/16
Zambia 13.30 Dec/14
Croatia 13.10 Aug/16
Mauritania 12.85 Dec/14
Egypt 12.50 Jun/16
Cape Verde 12.40 Dec/15
Cyprus 12.10 Aug/16
Puerto Rico 12.10 Aug/16
Georgia 12.00 Dec/15
South Sudan 12.00 Dec/08
Brazil 11.80 Aug/16
Iran 11.80 Mar/16
Maldives 11.60 Dec/14
Italy 11.40 Aug/16
Zimbabwe 11.30 Dec/14
Algeria 11.20 Sep/15
East Timor 11.00 Dec/13
Portugal 10.80 Jun/16
Slovenia 10.80 Jul/16
Uzbekistan 10.70 Dec/13
Turkmenistan 10.50 Dec/14
Mongolia 10.40 Jun/16
Tanzania 10.30 Dec/14
Turkey 10.20 Jun/16
Barbados 10.10 Jun/16
Belize 10.10 Dec/15
Euro Area 10.10 Aug/16
France 9.90 Jun/16
Latvia 9.50 Jun/16
Costa Rica 9.40 Jun/16
Slovakia 9.40 Aug/16
Argentina 9.30 Jun/16
Ukraine 9.30 Jun/16
Colombia 9.00 Aug/16
Paraguay 8.90 Jun/16
Suriname 8.90 Dec/15
European Union 8.60 Aug/16
Morocco 8.60 Jun/16
Uruguay 8.60 Jul/16
Poland 8.50 Aug/16
Belgium 8.40 Aug/16
Austria 8.30 Aug/16
Ireland 8.30 Aug/16
Mali 8.20 Dec/14
Bulgaria 8.17 Jul/16
Fiji 7.90 Dec/14
Burundi 7.70 Dec/12
Central African Republic 7.60 Dec/12
Guinea Bissau 7.60 Dec/13
Lithuania 7.50 Aug/16
Bolivia 7.40 Dec/13
Honduras 7.30 Dec/15
Venezuela 7.30 Apr/16
Finland 7.20 Aug/16
Oman 7.20 Dec/14
Mauritius 7.10 Jun/16
Canada 7.00 Aug/16
Comoros 7.00 Dec/12
El Salvador 7.00 Dec/14
Brunei 6.90 Dec/14
Chile 6.90 Aug/16
Togo 6.90 Dec/13
Haiti 6.80 Dec/14
Nicaragua 6.80 Dec/14
Peru 6.80 Aug/16
Ecuador 6.68 Jun/16
Burkina Faso 6.60 Dec/14
Malawi 6.60 Dec/13
Sweden 6.60 Aug/16
Estonia 6.50 Jun/16
Lebanon 6.40 Dec/14
Luxembourg 6.40 Aug/16
Romania 6.00 Aug/16
Pakistan 5.90 Dec/15
Netherlands 5.80 Aug/16
Australia 5.60 Aug/16
Cayman Islands 5.60 Dec/15
Chad 5.60 Dec/13
Saudi Arabia 5.60 Jun/16
Indonesia 5.50 Mar/16
Philippines 5.40 Sep/16
Czech Republic 5.30 Aug/16
Ivory Coast 5.30 Dec/13
Ghana 5.20 Dec/13
Russia 5.20 Aug/16
New Zealand 5.10 Jun/16
Azerbaijan 5.00 Dec/15
Kazakhstan 5.00 Aug/16
Norway 5.00 Jul/16
Hungary 4.90 Aug/16
India 4.90 Dec/13
Malta 4.90 Jun/16
United Kingdom 4.90 Jul/16
United States 4.90 Aug/16
Seychelles 4.70 Dec/14
Israel 4.60 Aug/16
Sri Lanka 4.60 Jun/16
Bangladesh 4.30 Dec/14
Denmark 4.30 Aug/16
Germany 4.20 Aug/16
United Arab Emirates 4.20 Dec/12
North Korea 4.10 Dec/14
China 4.05 Jun/16
Myanmar 4.02 Dec/13
Cameroon 4.00 Dec/13
Mexico 4.00 Aug/16
Moldova 4.00 Jun/16
Taiwan 3.95 Aug/16
Liberia 3.80 Dec/14
South Korea 3.80 Aug/16
Trinidad and Tobago 3.80 Mar/16
Uganda 3.80 Dec/13
Bahrain 3.70 Dec/12
Malaysia 3.50 Jul/16
Hong Kong 3.40 Aug/16
Rwanda 3.40 Dec/12
Sierra Leone 3.30 Dec/14
Switzerland 3.20 Aug/16
Iceland 3.10 Aug/16
Japan 3.10 Aug/16
Nepal 3.00 Dec/14
Guatemala 2.70 Dec/15
Bhutan 2.60 Dec/15
Panama 2.50 Dec/15
Papua New Guinea 2.50 Dec/14
Cuba 2.40 Dec/15
Liechtenstein 2.40 Dec/15
Kyrgyzstan 2.30 Jun/16
Tajikistan 2.30 Jun/16
Niger 2.25 Dec/08
Kuwait 2.20 Dec/15
Singapore 2.10 Jun/16
Vietnam 2.06 Jun/16
Macau 1.90 Aug/16
Guinea 1.70 Dec/13
Laos 1.40 Dec/14
Madagascar 1.20 Dec/12
Thailand 1.01 Jul/16
Belarus 1.00 Dec/15
Benin 1.00 Dec/13
Cambodia 0.50 Dec/15
Qatar 0.20 Dec/15