Brazil Unemployment Rate 2001-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Brazil increased to 6.90 percent in June from 6.70 percent in May of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Brazil averaged 8.38 percent from 2001 until 2015, 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).

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.90 6.70 13.10 4.30 2001 - 2015 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 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. Content for - Brazil Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Thursday, July 30, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-05-21 01:00 PM Apr 6.4% 6.2% 6.3% 6.3%
2015-06-25 01:00 PM May 6.7% 6.4% 6.6% 6.5%
2015-07-23 01:00 PM Jun 6.9% 6.7% 6.9% 6.8%
2015-08-20 01:00 PM Jul 6.9% 6.9%
2015-09-24 01:00 PM Aug 7.0%
2015-10-22 12:00 PM Sep 7.2%


Brazil Unemployment Rate Keeps Rising


The jobless rate in Brazil increased for the sixth consecutive month to 6.9 percent in June of 2015 from 6.7 percent in May, matching market expectations and reaching the highest value since July of 2010.

The number of unemployed persons in six of Brazil’s major metropolitan areas increased to 1.686 million from 1.633 million in May. Meanwhile, employment fell by 27,000 to 22.761 million. Out of those who have a job, 11.8 percent is being paid the minimum wage while 2.1 percent said could work more hours (1.8 percent in May).

The economically active population increased to 24.447 million from 24.421 million in the previous month. Yet, there were 19.302 million people detached from the labour force in June, 38,000 more than in May.

Average real wages increased 0.8 percent to BRL 2149.1 compared with May and dropped 2.9 percent over a year earlier. 

In June of 2014, Brazil’s unemployment was recorded at 4.8 percent.

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
7/23/2015 1:18:54 PM


Recent Releases

Brazil Unemployment Rate at Nearly 5-Year High
The jobless rate in Brazil increased for the fifth straight month to 6.70 percent in May of 2015 from 6.40 percent in April, above market forecasts. It is the highest rate since August of 2010.
Published on 2015-06-25

Brazil Unemployment Rate Up to 4-Year High
Brazilian jobless rate increased for the fourth month in a row to 6.4 percent in April from 6.2 percent in March. It is the highest rate since May of 2011 when it was recorded at 6.4 percent as unemployment rose more than employment.
Published on 2015-05-21

Brazil Unemployment Rate at 3-Year High
Brazilian jobless rate increased for the third straight month to 6.2 percent in March of 2015 from 5.9 percent in the previous month. It is the highest rate since March of 2012.
Published on 2015-04-28

Brazil Unemployment Rate Highest Since June 2013
Jobless rate in Brazil increased to 5.9 percent in February of 2015 from 5.3 percent in the previous month as the number of unemployed surged 10.2 percent and the number of employed decreased.
Published on 2015-03-26


Brazil Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.90 6.70 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 22.76 22.78 23.46 14.36 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 1.69 1.63 2.82 1.05 Million [+]
Wages 2164.51 2137.13 2705.63 1476.83 BRL/Month [+]
Labour Costs 130.48 129.12 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Population 202.77 201.03 202.77 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 [+]
Employment Change -1.30 -0.68 5.99 -1.30 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 788.00 788.00 788.00 0.00 BRL/Month [+]
Non Farm Payrolls -111.19 -115.59 309.44 -654.94 Thousand [+]
Productivity 130.48 129.12 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 114.30 114.50 117.30 98.70 Index Points [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.00 Jun/15 5.90 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 6.90 Jun/15 6.70 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Jun/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.04 Jun/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.10 May/15 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.30 Mar/15 10.40 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Jun/15 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.81 Mar/15 5.94 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.40 May/15 12.40 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.30 May/15 3.30 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.41 Jun/15 4.45 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.90 Jun/15 6.90 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.40 Jun/15 5.60 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.90 Jun/15 3.90 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 22.37 Jun/15 23.78 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.10 Jun/15 3.20 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 9.60 Apr/15 10.60 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.60 May/15 5.50 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.30 Jun/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]