The number of unemployed declined by 251 thousand from the previous period, or 2 percent, to 12.515 million.
Employment rose by 459 thousand, or 0.5 percent, to 93.801 million, with most of job gains recorded in construction (+254 thousand); trade (+101 thousand); industry (+68 thousand); hotels and restaurants (+67 thousand); information and communication activities, finance, real estate, professional and administrative activities (+51 thousand); domestic services (+34 thousand); public administration, defense, social security and education (+29 thousand); other services (+12 thousand); and transportation, warehousing and mail (+8 thousand). On the other hand, job losses were registered in agriculture, livestock, forestry, fishery and aquaculture (-144 thousand).
The number of people in the labour force went up by 208 thousand to 106.315 million and those detached from the labour force advanced by 86 thousand to 64.843 million.
The average real income was estimated at BRL 2,298 in the three months to September, compared to BRL 2,297 in the three months to June.