Brazil: Informal employment

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 Brazil

Informal employment, percent of total employment

 Latest value 46.20
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2009 - 2020
 Average 46.14
 Min - Max 44.10 - 49.70
 Source International Labour Organization
For that indicator, we provide data for Brazil from 2009 to 2020. The average value for Brazil during that period was 46.14 percent with a minimum of 44.1 percent in 2013 and a maximum of 49.7 percent in 2009. The latest value from 2020 is 46.2 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 26 countries is 47.30 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Brazil - Informal employment - Recent values chart

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Brazil - Informal employment - historical chart - 2009-2020




Definition: Informal employment as percent of total employment. Derived from national surveys conducted by the International Labour Organization.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 108.70 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 9.23 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 9.41 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 6.51 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 17.74 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 62.78 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 43.49 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 53.13 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 72.98 2023 percent
 Self-employment 32.13 2022 percent
 Informal employment 46.20 2020 percent
 Employment 99.84 9/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 7.70 9/2023 percent
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