Brazil Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Brazil unemployment rate for 2018 was 12.54%, a 0.28% decline from 2017.
  • Brazil unemployment rate for 2017 was 12.83%, a 1.22% increase from 2016.
  • Brazil unemployment rate for 2016 was 11.61%, a 3.17% increase from 2015.
  • Brazil unemployment rate for 2015 was 8.44%, a 1.77% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 26.96%
Namibia 23.10%
North Macedonia 21.55%
St. Lucia 20.87%
Bosnia 20.84%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 19.76%
Gabon 19.49%
Botswana 17.94%
Armenia 17.71%
Libya 17.29%
Montenegro 15.46%
Jordan 15.03%
Albania 13.90%
Serbia 13.51%
Brazil 12.54%
Guyana 12.15%
Algeria 12.15%
Iran 12.00%
Turkey 10.90%
Jamaica 9.45%
Belize 9.37%
Equatorial Guinea 9.16%
Colombia 9.09%
Venezuela 8.37%
Samoa 8.33%
Costa Rica 8.13%
Iraq 7.93%
Suriname 7.63%
Mauritius 6.87%
Lebanon 6.17%
Maldives 6.08%
Dominican Republic 5.83%
Belarus 5.71%
Bulgaria 5.26%
Azerbaijan 5.22%
Kazakhstan 4.89%
Russia 4.74%
Paraguay 4.71%
China 4.42%
Romania 4.30%
Fiji 4.15%
Ecuador 3.91%
Turkmenistan 3.78%
Malaysia 3.36%
Mexico 3.32%
Peru 2.84%
Guatemala 2.73%
Cuba 2.26%
Tonga 1.03%
Thailand 0.67%
Brazil Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 12.54% -0.28%
2017 12.83% 1.22%
2016 11.61% 3.17%
2015 8.44% 1.77%
2014 6.67% -0.32%
2013 6.99% -0.21%
2012 7.19% 0.28%
2011 6.92% -0.81%
2010 7.73% -0.80%
2009 8.52% 1.18%
2008 7.34% -0.98%
2007 8.33% -0.31%
2006 8.64% -0.93%
2005 9.57% 0.46%
2004 9.11% -0.89%
2003 9.99% 0.62%
2002 9.37% -0.24%
2001 9.61% -0.28%
2000 9.89% -0.31%
1999 10.21% 0.79%
1998 9.42% 1.27%
1997 8.16% 0.90%
1996 7.25% 0.83%
1995 6.42% 0.32%
1994 6.10% 0.07%
1993 6.03% -0.39%
1992 6.42% 0.16%
1991 6.26% 0.16%