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

Unemployment Rate in Brazil increased to 5 percent in August of 2014 from 4.90 percent in July of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Brazil averaged 8.56 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
5.00 4.90 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 Wednesday, October 1, 2014.


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.

The number of unemployed people was flat at 1.2 million in August. Meanwhile, employment rose 0.8 percent over July to 23.1 million people and average real wages increased 1.7 percent to R$ 2022.4.

Among regions, Salvador recorded the highest unemployment rate (9.3 percent) and Rio de Janeiro the lowest (3 percent). In São Paulo, the jobless rate increased to 5.1 percent.

The country’s statistical office IBGE also released data for May, June and July, following a nearly 3-month strike that affected the release of labour market figures.

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/25/2014 1:34:20 PM


Recent Releases

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

Brazil Unemployment Rate Down to 5%
In March of 2014, Brazil’s jobless rate fell by 0.1 percentage point to 5 percent, below market forecasts. A year earlier, unemployment reached 5.7 percent. Published on 2014-04-17


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 01:00 PM Brazil
Unemployment Rate
Sep 2014 5.0% 4.8%


Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.00 4.90 13.10 4.30 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 23.13 22.96 23.46 14.36 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 1.22 1.18 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 [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.10 Aug/14 6.40 10.90 4.00 Percent [+]
Brazil 5.00 Aug/14 4.90 13.10 4.30 Percent [+]
Canada 7.00 Aug/14 7.00 13.10 2.90 Percent [+]
China 4.10 Jun/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 Percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Aug/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 Percent [+]
France 10.20 May/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 Percent [+]
Germany 4.90 Aug/14 4.90 14.20 0.40 Percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 Percent [+]
Indonesia 5.70 Feb/14 6.17 11.24 2.00 Percent [+]
Italy 12.30 Aug/14 12.60 12.80 5.90 Percent [+]
Japan 3.50 Aug/14 3.80 5.60 1.00 Percent [+]
Mexico 5.18 Aug/14 5.47 5.93 2.22 Percent [+]
Netherlands 8.00 Aug/14 8.20 8.80 3.40 Percent [+]
Russia 4.80 Aug/14 4.90 14.10 4.80 Percent [+]
South Korea 3.50 Aug/14 3.40 7.10 2.90 Percent [+]
Spain 24.47 May/14 25.93 26.94 4.41 Percent [+]
Switzerland 3.00 Aug/14 2.90 5.40 1.60 Percent [+]
Turkey 9.10 Jun/14 8.80 16.10 8.00 Percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.20 Jul/14 6.40 12.00 3.40 Percent [+]
United States 6.10 Aug/14 6.20 10.80 2.50 Percent [+]





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