The number of unemployed persons in Brazil increased to 13.10 Million in February of 2019 from 12.67 Million in January of 2019. Unemployed Persons in Brazil averaged 9.67 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 12.40 12.00 13.70 6.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 92.13 92.55 93.19 88.04 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 13.10 12.67 14.18 6.05 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.60 61.60 61.90 60.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 120.65 116.27 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Wages 2285.00 2270.00 2285.00 2128.00 BRL/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 998.00 998.00 998.00 64.79 BRL/Month [+]
Population 208.49 206.80 208.49 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 120.65 116.27 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 173.14 34.31 309.44 -654.95 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 53.90 54.20 57.30 53.10 percent [+]
Wages High Skilled 4730.00 4040.00 4730.00 3650.00 BRL/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 2297.00 2245.00 2297.00 2129.00 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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
13.10 12.67 14.18 6.05 2012 - 2019 Million Monthly
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Argentina 1185.00 Dec/18
Australia 679.97 Mar/19
Brazil 13.10 Feb/19
Canada 1157.20 Mar/19
China 968.00 Sep/18
Euro Area 12642.00 Feb/19
France 3366.00 Feb/19
Germany 2301.12 Mar/19
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Singapore 100.20 Dec/18
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South Korea 1058.00 Mar/19
Spain 3166.56 Mar/19
Switzerland 112341.00 Mar/19
Turkey 4668.00 Jan/19
United Kingdom 1066.20 Mar/19
United States 6211.00 Mar/19


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