Brazil Unemployment Rate  2012-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The jobless rate in Brazil rose to a new record high of 13.7 percent in the quarter ended March 2017 from 12 percent in the three months to December 2016 and in line with market expectations. The number of unemployed jumped by 14.9 percent to 14.2 million people while employment fell by 1.5 percent to 88.9 million, bringing the employment rate to a record low of 53.1 percent. Unemployment Rate in Brazil averaged 8.45 percent from 2012 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 13.70 percent in March of 2017 and a record low of 6.20 percent in December of 2013.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-02-24 12:00 PM Jan 12.6% 12% 12.4% 12.1%
2017-03-31 12:00 PM Feb 13.2% 12.6% 13.2% 12.7%
2017-04-28 12:00 PM Mar 13.7% 13.2% 13.7% 13.4%
2017-05-31 12:00 PM Apr 13.7% 13.5%
2017-06-30 12:00 PM May 13.6%
2017-07-28 12:00 PM Jun 13.7%




Brazil Unemployment Rate Hits A New Record High Of 13.7%


The jobless rate in Brazil rose to a new record high of 13.7 percent in the quarter ended March 2017 from 12 percent in the three months to December 2016 and in line with market expectations. The number of unemployed jumped by 14.9 percent to 14.2 million people while employment fell by 1.5 percent to 88.9 million, bringing the employment rate to a record low of 53.1 percent.

Compared with the October-December 2016 period, the number of unemployed persons jumped 14.9 percent, or by 1.8 million, to 14.2 million, reaching the highest level on record. Employment fell by 1.5 percent, or by 1.3 million, to 88.9 million, with job losses in public administration, defense, social security, education, human health and social services (-3.1 percent, or 484 thousand), trade (-2.5 percent, or -438 thousand), construction (-3.4 percent, or -242 thousand) and agriculture (-2.7 percent, or -240 thousand). By contrast, there were increases in accomomdation and food (3.4 percent, or 165 thousand) and information, communication and financial activities, real estate, professional and administrative (2.1 percent, or 201 thousand).

People attached to the labour force, that is, either employed or unemployed but actively seeking for job rose by 0.5 percent to 103.1 million. Those detached from the labour force were steady at 64.4 million. 

Compared with the same period a year earlier, the number of unemployed people surged 27.8 percent while employment dropped 1.9 percent.

The average real income (BRL 2,110) in the quarter ended March 2017 remained stable compared to the previous quarter (BRL 2,064) and also in relation to the same quarter of 2016 (BRL 2,059).

IBGE | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
4/28/2017 12:21:27 PM



Brazil Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 13.70 13.20 13.70 6.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 88.95 89.35 92.88 88.04 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 14.18 13.55 14.18 6.05 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.60 61.40 61.70 60.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 140.21 135.22 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Wages 2110.00 2068.00 2121.00 1999.00 BRL/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 937.00 937.00 937.00 64.79 BRL/Month [+]
Population 206.08 204.45 206.08 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 2023.00 2147.00 1992.00 BRL/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1200.00 1130.00 1200.00 900.00 BRL/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 2187.00 2233.60 2318.90 2187.00 BRL/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1608.90 1648.30 1726.50 1608.90 BRL/Month [+]
Productivity 140.21 135.22 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 59.86 -63.62 309.44 -654.94 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -3.60 -2.72 5.99 -3.62 percent [+]
Employment Rate 53.10 53.40 57.30 53.10 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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
13.70 13.20 13.70 6.20 2012 - 2017 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country

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Spain 18.75 Mar/17
Brazil 13.70 Mar/17
Turkey 12.60 Feb/17
Italy 11.70 Mar/17
France 9.60 Mar/17
Euro Area 9.50 Mar/17
Canada 6.50 Apr/17
Australia 5.70 Apr/17
Indonesia 5.33 Mar/17
Russia 5.30 Apr/17
Netherlands 5.10 Apr/17
India 4.90 Dec/13
United Kingdom 4.60 Mar/17
United States 4.40 Apr/17
South Korea 4.00 Apr/17
China 3.97 Mar/17
Germany 3.90 Mar/17
Switzerland 3.30 Apr/17
Mexico 3.19 Mar/17
Japan 2.80 Mar/17