Brazil Unemployment Rate

Last Release
Sep 2019
Actual
11.8 %
Forecast
11.7 %
Previous
11.8 %
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
%
Next Release
Nov 29, 2019
Time to Release
10 Days 1 Hours
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Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
13.7 %
Mar 2017
6.2 %
Dec 2013
9.73 %2012 - 2019N/A
In Brazil, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.

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The unemployment rate in Brazil fell to 11.8 percent in the three months to September 2019 from 12 percent in the April-June period, but above market consensus of 11.6 percent. The labor force participation rate was steady at 62.1 percent. In the corresponding period of 2018, the jobless rate was slightly higher at 11.9 percent.

Brazil Unemployment Rate History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Oct 31, 201912:13Brazil Jobless Rate Drops to 11.8%
Sep 27, 201912:16Brazil Jobless Rate Falls to 11.8%
Aug 30, 201912:25Brazil Unemployment Rate Lower than Expected
Jul 31, 201912:36Brazil Jobless Rate Falls to 12% as Expected
Jun 28, 201912:14Brazil Jobless Rate Falls to 12.3%
May 31, 201913:41Brazil Jobless Rate Rises to 12.5%
Apr 30, 201912:19Brazil Jobless Rate Below Forecasts at 12.7%

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Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Employment Change
-3.6
Feb 2016
-2.72
Jan 2016
-3.62
Nov 2015
5.99
Mar 2003
%Monthly2003 - 2016
Employment Rate
54.8
Sep 2019
54.7
Aug 2019
53.1
Mar 2017
57.3
Nov 2013
%Monthly2012 - 2019
Minimum Wages
998
Nov 2019
998
Oct 2019
64.79
Aug 1994
998
Feb 2019
BRL/MonthMonthly1994 - 2019
Non Farm Payrolls
157.21
Sep 2019
121.39
Aug 2019
-654.95
Dec 2008
309.44
Jun 2008
ThousandMonthly1999 - 2019
Labor Force Participation Rate
62.1
Sep 2019
62.1
Aug 2019
60.8
Jan 2015
62.1
May 2019
%Monthly2012 - 2019
Population
208.49
Dec 2018
206.8
Dec 2017
72.74
Dec 1960
208.49
Dec 2018
MillionYearly1960 - 2018

Unemployment Rate across South America

Unemployment Rate global view
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Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Argentina
10.6
Jun 2019
10.1
Mar 2019
5.9
Sep 2015
20.8
Dec 2002
%Quarterly2002 - 2019
Bolivia
3.4
Dec 2017
3.4
Dec 2016
2.1
Dec 1997
6
Dec 1993
%Yearly1991 - 2017
Brazil
11.8
Sep 2019
11.8
Aug 2019
6.2
Dec 2013
13.7
Mar 2017
%Monthly2012 - 2019
Chile
7
Sep 2019
7.2
Aug 2019
5.1
Feb 1998
13.5
Feb 1986
%Monthly1986 - 2019
Colombia
10.2
Sep 2019
10.8
Aug 2019
7.3
Nov 2015
17.87
Jan 2002
%Monthly2001 - 2019
Ecuador
5.9
Sep 2019
5.6
Jun 2019
4.54
Dec 2014
11.86
Mar 2004
%Quarterly2003 - 2019
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