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

Unemployment Rate in Brazil decreased to 4.90 percent in September of 2014 from 5 percent in August of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Brazil averaged 8.53 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).

   
 
 

Brazil Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.90 5.00 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 Friday, October 31, 2014.


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.

In September of 2014, figures for both employed and unemployed people were flat at 23.1 million and 1.2 million respectively. The construction sector recorded the most significant job loss (-3.5 percent over August).

The number of people either working or looking for work decreased to 24 286 thousand in September from 24 360 thousand in August. Meanwhile, average real wage was steady at R$ 2067.1.

Among regions, the unemployment rate increased in Rio de Janeiro by 0.4 percent to 3.4 percent and fell in São Paulo to 4.5 percent from 5.1 percent in August. In the remaining regions, no changes were reported. 

A year earlier, unemployment was recorded at 5.4 percent. Yet, economically active population decreased 0.96 percent year-on-year to 24 286 thousand persons in September of 2014. 

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
10/23/2014 2:03:25 PM


Recent Releases

Brazil Unemployment Rate at 5% in August
Brazilian jobless rate edged up slightly to 5 percent in August from 4.9 percent in July. Yet, it is the lowest rate for an August month ever. Published on 2014-09-25

Brazil Unemployment Edges Down to 4.9%
Brazilian jobless rate fell slightly for the second consecutive month to 4.9 percent in April of 2014 from 5 percent in March, as more people dropped out from the labor force. Published on 2014-05-22


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-09-25 01:00 PM Brazil
Unemployment Rate
Jun 2014 4.8% 4.9% 5%
2014-09-25 01:00 PM Brazil
Unemployment Rate
May 2014 4.9% 4.9% 4.9% 5%
2014-09-25 01:00 PM Brazil
Unemployment Rate
Jul 2014 4.9% 4.8% 5%
2014-09-25 01:00 PM Brazil
Unemployment Rate
Aug 2014 5.0% 4.9% 4.9%
2014-10-23 12:00 PM Brazil
Unemployment Rate
Sep 2014 4.9% 5.0% 5.1% 5.1%


Brazil Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.90 5.00 13.10 4.30 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 23.10 23.13 23.46 14.36 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 1.18 1.22 2.82 1.06 Million [+]
Wages 2046.31 2059.87 2457.22 1293.72 BRL [+]
Labour Costs 171.60 169.13 181.62 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 -0.37 -0.76 5.99 -0.76 Percent [+]
Minimum Wages 724.00 724.00 724.00 0.00 BRL [+]
Productivity 171.60 169.13 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 115.60 115.50 116.00 98.70 Index Points [+]