Brazil Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Brazil unemployment rate for 2020 was 13.67%, a 1.74% increase from 2019.
  • Brazil unemployment rate for 2019 was 11.93%, a 0.4% decline from 2018.
  • Brazil unemployment rate for 2018 was 12.33%, a 0.49% decline from 2017.
  • Brazil unemployment rate for 2017 was 12.82%, a 1.22% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 28.74%
Gabon 20.47%
Namibia 20.35%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 20.27%
Armenia 20.21%
Libya 19.39%
Jordan 18.50%
North Macedonia 18.40%
Botswana 17.70%
St. Lucia 17.13%
Costa Rica 17.08%
Bosnia 16.85%
Montenegro 15.86%
Guyana 15.82%
Colombia 15.44%
Turkey 13.92%
Iraq 13.74%
Brazil 13.67%
Algeria 12.83%
Albania 11.70%
Iran 10.96%
Equatorial Guinea 9.15%
Venezuela 9.14%
Serbia 9.08%
Dominican Republic 8.90%
Samoa 8.87%
Suriname 8.65%
Jamaica 8.40%
Belize 7.82%
Paraguay 7.61%
Maldives 7.18%
Mauritius 7.11%
Lebanon 6.61%
Azerbaijan 6.27%
Peru 6.24%
Ecuador 6.23%
Kazakhstan 6.05%
Russia 5.73%
Bulgaria 5.71%
Belarus 5.28%
China 5.00%
Romania 4.84%
Fiji 4.79%
Mexico 4.71%
Guatemala 4.65%
Malaysia 4.55%
Turkmenistan 4.38%
Tonga 4.37%
Cuba 3.87%
Thailand 1.02%
Brazil Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 13.67% 1.74%
2019 11.93% -0.40%
2018 12.33% -0.49%
2017 12.82% 1.22%
2016 11.60% 3.17%
2015 8.43% 1.77%
2014 6.66% -0.32%
2013 6.98% -0.21%
2012 7.19% 0.27%
2011 6.92% -0.81%
2010 7.73% -0.79%
2009 8.52% 1.18%
2008 7.34% -0.99%
2007 8.33% -0.31%
2006 8.64% -0.93%
2005 9.57% 0.46%
2004 9.11% -0.88%
2003 9.99% 0.62%
2002 9.37% -0.24%
2001 9.61% -0.29%
2000 9.90% -0.31%
1999 10.21% 0.79%
1998 9.42% 1.26%
1997 8.16% 0.91%
1996 7.25% 0.83%
1995 6.42% 0.18%
1994 6.24% 0.21%
1993 6.03% -0.39%
1992 6.42% 0.05%
1991 6.37% 0.05%