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 2019 was 12.08%, a 0.25% 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.
  • Brazil unemployment rate for 2016 was 11.60%, a 3.17% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 28.18%
St. Lucia 20.71%
Namibia 20.27%
Gabon 20.00%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 18.88%
Libya 18.56%
Bosnia 18.43%
Botswana 18.19%
North Macedonia 17.76%
Armenia 16.99%
Montenegro 14.88%
Jordan 14.72%
Turkey 13.49%
Iraq 12.82%
Serbia 12.69%
Albania 12.33%
Brazil 12.08%
Costa Rica 11.85%
Guyana 11.85%
Algeria 11.70%
Iran 11.38%
Colombia 9.71%
Venezuela 8.80%
Samoa 8.36%
Jamaica 8.00%
Suriname 7.33%
Mauritius 6.67%
Equatorial Guinea 6.43%
Belize 6.41%
Lebanon 6.23%
Maldives 6.14%
Dominican Republic 5.85%
Azerbaijan 5.51%
Paraguay 4.81%
Belarus 4.60%
Kazakhstan 4.59%
Russia 4.59%
Bulgaria 4.34%
China 4.32%
Fiji 4.10%
Romania 3.98%
Ecuador 3.97%
Turkmenistan 3.91%
Mexico 3.43%
Malaysia 3.32%
Peru 3.31%
Guatemala 2.46%
Cuba 1.64%
Tonga 1.12%
Thailand 0.75%
Brazil Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 12.08% -0.25%
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% -0.82%
2010 7.74% -0.79%
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% -0.29%
2000 9.90% -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% 0.19%
1994 6.23% 0.20%
1993 6.03% -0.39%
1992 6.42% 0.05%
1991 6.37% 0.05%