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Brazil - Unemployment rate

12.8 (%) in 2017

In 2017, unemployment rate for Brazil was 12.8 %. Though Brazil unemployment rate fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to decrease through 1998 - 2017 period ending at 12.8 % in 2017.

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What is unemployment rate?

Unemployment rate can be defined by either the national definition, the ILO harmonized definition, or the OECD harmonized definition. The OECD harmonized unemployment rate gives the number of unemployed persons as a percentage of the labor force (the total number of people employed plus unemployed). [OECD Main Economic Indicators, OECD, monthly] As defined by the International Labour Organization, "unemployed workers" are those who are currently not working but are willing and able to work for pay, currently available to work, and have actively searched for work. [ILO, http://www.ilo.org/public/english/bureau/stat/res/index.htm]

What is Brazil unemployment rate?

Date Value Change, %
2017 12.8 13.31 %
2016 11.3 35.75 %
2015 8.3 22.20 %
2014 6.8 -5.67 %
2013 7.2 -2.70 %
2012 7.4 -5.13 %
2011 7.8 -8.24 %
2010 8.5 -12.37 %
2009 9.7 3.19 %
2008 9.4 -13.76 %
2007 10.9 -5.22 %
2006 11.5