The number of unemployed persons in Brazil increased to 12.67 Million in January of 2019 from 12.20 Million in December of 2018. Unemployed Persons in Brazil averaged 9.63 Million from 2012 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 14.18 Million in March of 2017 and a record low of 6.05 Million in December of 2013.

Unemployed Persons in Brazil is expected to be 12.30 Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in Brazil to stand at 12.15 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Brazil Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 12.00 Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Brazil Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 12.00 11.60 13.70 6.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 92.55 93.00 93.19 88.04 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 12.67 12.20 14.18 6.05 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.60 61.70 61.90 60.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 116.27 93.07 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Wages 2270.00 2254.00 2270.00 2124.00 BRL/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 998.00 998.00 998.00 64.79 BRL/Month [+]
Population 207.66 206.08 207.66 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 [+]
Living Wage Family 2360.00 2330.00 2370.00 2320.00 BRL/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1390.00 1400.00 1410.00 1360.00 BRL/Month [+]
Productivity 116.27 93.07 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 34.31 -334.40 309.44 -654.95 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 54.20 54.50 57.30 53.10 percent [+]
Wages High Skilled 4730.00 4040.00 4730.00 3650.00 BRL/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 2227.00 2238.00 2287.00 2121.00 BRL/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1440.00 1160.00 1440.00 1140.00 BRL/Month [+]


Brazil Unemployed Persons

In Brazil, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work. This page provides the latest reported value for - Brazil Unemployed Persons - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Brazil Unemployed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.67 12.20 14.18 6.05 2012 - 2019 Million Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 1168.00 Sep/18
Australia 664.29 Feb/19
Brazil 12.67 Jan/19
Canada 1161.30 Feb/19
China 968.00 Sep/18
Euro Area 12757.00 Jan/19
France 3414.00 Jan/19
Germany 2372.70 Feb/19
India 44.85 Dec/16
Indonesia 6871264.00 Dec/18
Italy 2719.05 Jan/19
Japan 1720.00 Jan/19
Mexico 1828591.00 Dec/18
Netherlands 312.00 Feb/19
Russia 3.66 Feb/19
Saudi Arabia 847917.00 Jun/18
Singapore 100.20 Dec/18
South Africa 6100.00 Dec/18
South Korea 1033.00 Feb/19
Spain 3179.25 Feb/19
Switzerland 119473.00 Feb/19
Turkey 4302.00 Dec/18
United Kingdom 1039.20 Feb/19
United States 6235.00 Feb/19


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