The number of unemployed persons in Brazil decreased to 13.18 Million in April of 2019 from 13.39 Million in March of 2019. Unemployed Persons in Brazil averaged 9.71 Million from 2012 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 14.11 Million in March of 2017 and a record low of 6.01 Million in December of 2013.

Unemployed Persons in Brazil is expected to be 12.90 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 12.50 12.70 13.70 6.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 92.37 91.86 92.92 87.63 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 13.18 13.39 14.11 6.01 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.90 61.70 61.90 60.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 117.40 113.52 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Wages 2295.00 2291.00 2295.00 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 117.40 113.52 181.87 39.60 Index Points [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 129.60 -43.20 309.44 -654.95 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 54.20 53.90 57.30 53.10 percent [+]
Wages High Skilled 4730.00 4040.00 4730.00 3650.00 BRL/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 2303.00 2311.00 2311.00 2142.00 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 June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
13.18 13.39 14.11 6.01 2012 - 2019 Million Monthly
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Brazil 13.18 Apr/19
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China 974.00 Dec/18
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France 3376.50 May/19
Germany 2235.97 May/19
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Spain 3127.35 May/19
Switzerland 101370.00 May/19
Turkey 4544.00 Mar/19
United Kingdom 1102.80 May/19
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