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

Brazil's national unemployment rate came in at 11.2 percent in the three months to May of 2016, the same as in the previous period and the highest since the survey began in January 2012. However, figures came below market expectations of 11.4 percent. Unemployment Rate in Brazil averaged 7.72 percent from 2012 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 11.20 percent in April 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
11.20 11.20 11.20 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 July of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-29 12:30 PM Mar 10.9% 10.2%
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 11.2% 11%
2016-08-30 12:00 PM Jul 11%
2016-09-30 12:00 PM Aug 11%

Brazil Unemployment Rate Below Expectations


Brazil's national unemployment rate came in at 11.2 percent in the three months to May of 2016, the same as in the previous period and the highest since the survey began in January 2012. However, figures came below market expectations of 11.4 percent.

Compared with the previous three-month period, the number of unemployed persons rose 1.1 percent to 11,440 thousand; the number of active people went up 0.2 percent to 102,289 thousand and there were 90,849 thousand employed people, 0.3 percent more than in the previous period. 

Compared to a year earlier, the number of unemployed persons rose 40.3 percent, up for the nineteenth straight period; active population went up 2 percent and employment fell for the ninth straight period, down 1.4 percent. In the three months to May of 2015, the unemployment rate was lower at 8.1 percent.

Real average earnings were estimated at R$ 1,982, slightly up from R$ 1,962 in the previous period but 2.7 percent lower than a year earlier. 

IBGE | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
6/29/2016 1:29:57 PM

Brazil Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.20 11.20 11.20 6.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 90.85 90.63 92.88 88.04 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 11.44 11.41 11.44 6.05 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.60 61.50 61.70 60.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 119.76 127.06 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Wages 1982.00 1974.00 2052.00 1934.00 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 119.76 127.06 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Non Farm Payrolls -72.62 -62.84 309.44 -654.94 Thousand [+]
Wages High Skilled 3850.00 3250.00 3850.00 3140.00 BRL/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 2010.00 2004.00 2079.00 1937.00 BRL/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1130.00 980.00 1130.00 900.00 BRL/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 2880.00 2960.00 2960.00 2880.00 BRL/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1690.00 1730.00 1730.00 1690.00 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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