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

Unemployment Rate in Brazil decreased to 4.30 percent in December of 2014 from 4.80 percent in November of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Brazil averaged 8.46 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).

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Brazil Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.30 4.80 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 Monday, February 2, 2015.


Brazil Unemployment Rate Falls to 12-Month Low


Brazilian jobless rate decreased to 4.3 percent in December of 2014 from 4.8 percent in the previous month, below market expectations. Yet, employment decreased 0.7 percent and 300 thousand persons were detached from the labour force.

Unemployment fell by 141 thousand to 1.05 million in December from the previous month. In the same period, the number of employed persons decreased by 159 thousand to 23.22 million. Yet, 322 thousand persons were underemployed in December, 36 thousand less than in the previous month.

The number of people either working or looking for work decreased by 300 thousand to 24.27 million. 

Considering full 2014, the unemployment rate was recorded at 4.8 percent, the lowest level on record (5.4 percent in 2013). Average real wages increased 2.7 percent over 2013 to BRL 2104.16

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
1/29/2015 11:19:07 AM


Recent Releases

Brazil Unemployment Rate Rises in November
Brazilian jobless rate increased to 4.8 percent in November of 2014 from 4.7 percent in the previous month. It is the first rise in three months as more people were attached to the labour force. Published on 2014-12-19

Brazil Unemployment Rate Keeps Falling
Brazilian jobless rate decreased for the second consecutive month to 4.7 percent in October of 2014 from 4.9 percent in September, as more people found a job. It is the lowest rate in ten months. Published on 2014-11-19


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-11-19 11:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Oct
4.7% 4.9% 5%
2014-12-19 11:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Nov
4.8% 4.7% 4.4% 4.5%
2015-01-29 11:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Dec
4.3% 4.8% 4.5% 4.9%
2015-02-26 12:00 PM
Unemployment Rate  Jan
4.3% 4.7%
2015-03-26 12:00 PM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
5.3%
2015-04-28 01:00 PM
Unemployment Rate  Mar
5.6%


Brazil Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.30 4.80 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 23.22 23.38 23.46 14.36 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 1.05 1.19 2.82 1.05 Million [+]
Wages 2342.86 2171.66 2576.20 1476.83 BRL/Month [+]
Labour Costs 129.70 138.86 181.87 39.60 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 -0.45 0.39 5.99 -0.76 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 788.00 724.00 788.00 0.00 BRL [+]
Productivity 129.70 138.86 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 117.20 117.30 117.30 98.70 Index Points [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.10 Dec/14 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 4.30 Dec/14 4.80 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.70 Dec/14 6.70 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Nov/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.40 Dec/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Aug/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.80 Dec/14 4.90 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.90 Dec/14 13.30 13.40 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.40 Dec/14 3.50 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 3.76 Dec/14 4.53 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 8.10 Dec/14 8.00 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.30 Dec/14 5.20 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.50 Dec/14 3.40 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.70 Nov/14 23.67 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.40 Dec/14 3.20 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.40 Oct/14 10.50 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.80 Nov/14 6.00 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.60 Dec/14 5.80 10.80 2.50 percent [+]