The unemployment rate in Brazil fell to 11.9 percent in the three months to September of 2018 from 12.1 percent in the April-June period of 2018, in line with market expectations. It was the sixth straight decline in jobless rate and the steepest since December last year. Unemployment Rate in Brazil averaged 9.38 percent from 2012 until 2018, 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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Brazil Jobless Rate Drops to 11.9% as Expected


The unemployment rate in Brazil fell to 11.9 percent in the three months to September of 2018 from 12.1 percent in the April-June period of 2018, in line with market expectations. It was the sixth straight decline in jobless rate and the steepest since December last year.

Compared with the three months ended in June 2018, the number of unemployed decreased by 474 thousand to 12.492 million. Employment increased by 1,384 thousand to 92.622 million, with main job adds recorded in agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishing (+264 thousand); information and communication activities, finance, real estate, professional and administrative activities (+263 thousand); construction (+229 thousand); other services (+192 thousand) and public administration, defense, social security and education (+183 thousand). Also, both the private sector (+660 thousand), mostly informal work (+522 thousand) and the public sector (+123 thousand) created jobs.

The number of people in the labour force rose by 910 thousand to 105.114 million and those detached from the labour force went down by 445 thousand to 65.198 million.

Compared with the same period of 2017, the number of unemployed fell by 469 thousand from 12.961 million, while employment went up by 1,325 thousand from 91.297 million.

The average real income was estimated at BRL 2,222 in the three months to September, below BRL 2,229 in the three months to June but above BRL 2,208 a year earlier.


IBGE | Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com
10/30/2018 12:35:34 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-30 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 12.3% 12.4% 12.3% 12.3%
2018-09-28 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 12.1% 12.3% 12.2% 12.2%
2018-10-30 12:00 PM Unemployment Rate 11.9% 12.1% 11.9% 12.0%
2018-11-29 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 11.9% 11.9%
2018-12-28 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 11.7%


Brazil Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.90 12.10 13.70 6.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 92.62 92.08 92.88 88.04 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 12.49 12.71 14.18 6.05 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.70 61.60 61.90 60.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 99.29 100.64 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Wages 2222.00 2225.00 2239.00 2107.00 BRL/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 954.00 954.00 954.00 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 99.29 100.64 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 137.30 110.43 309.44 -654.95 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 54.40 54.10 57.30 53.10 percent [+]
Wages High Skilled 4730.00 4040.00 4730.00 3650.00 BRL/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 2257.00 2241.00 2266.00 2102.00 BRL/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1440.00 1160.00 1440.00 1140.00 BRL/Month [+]


Brazil Unemployment Rate

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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.90 12.10 13.70 6.20 2012 - 2018 percent Monthly
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Country Last
South Africa 27.50 Sep/18
Spain 14.55 Sep/18
Brazil 11.90 Sep/18
Turkey 11.10 Aug/18
Italy 10.10 Sep/18
Argentina 9.60 Jun/18
France 9.10 Jun/18
Euro Area 8.10 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 6.00 Jun/18
Canada 5.80 Oct/18
Indonesia 5.34 Jun/18
Australia 5.00 Oct/18
Russia 4.50 Sep/18
United Kingdom 4.10 Sep/18
South Korea 3.90 Oct/18
China 3.82 Sep/18
Netherlands 3.70 Oct/18
United States 3.70 Oct/18
Mexico 3.60 Sep/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 Sep/18
Switzerland 2.40 Oct/18
Japan 2.30 Sep/18
Singapore 2.10 Sep/18


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