Brazil: Unemployment rate

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 Brazil

Unemployment rate, percent

 Latest value 7.9
 Reference March 2024
 Measure percent
 Data availability March 2012 - March 2024
 Average 10.26
 Min - Max 6.3 - 14.9
 Source Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE)
For that indicator, we provide data for Brazil from March 2012 to March 2024. The average value for Brazil during that period was 10.26 percent with a minimum of 6.3 percent in December 2013 and a maximum of 14.9 percent in September 2020. Click on the following link to see the values of Unemployment rate, percent around the world.
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Brazil - Unemployment rate  - recent values

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Brazil - Unemployment rate  - historical chart - 2012-2024
Measure: percent
Source: Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE)


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Definition: The unemployment rate represents the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

 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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