Brazil Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Brazil unemployment rate for 2021 was 14.40%, a 0.71% increase from 2020.
  • Brazil unemployment rate for 2020 was 13.69%, a 1.76% 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 33.56%
Botswana 24.72%
Gabon 22.27%
Namibia 21.68%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 21.62%
Armenia 20.90%
Libya 19.58%
Jordan 19.25%
Montenegro 18.49%
Costa Rica 17.95%
St. Lucia 16.91%
Guyana 16.43%
North Macedonia 16.20%
Bosnia 15.22%
Lebanon 14.49%
Brazil 14.40%
Colombia 14.34%
Iraq 14.19%
Turkey 13.39%
Algeria 12.70%
Albania 11.82%
Serbia 11.81%
Iran 11.46%
Suriname 10.07%
Samoa 9.84%
Equatorial Guinea 9.25%
Jamaica 9.18%
Dominican Republic 8.50%
Belize 8.22%
Mauritius 7.41%
Paraguay 7.21%
Azerbaijan 6.58%
Ecuador 6.43%
Venezuela 6.41%
Maldives 6.08%
Bulgaria 5.42%
Fiji 5.24%
Romania 5.17%
Turkmenistan 5.08%
Russia 5.01%
Kazakhstan 4.90%
Peru 4.83%
China 4.82%
Belarus 4.74%
Malaysia 4.61%
Mexico 4.38%
Tonga 3.97%
Guatemala 3.57%
Cuba 2.76%
Thailand 1.42%
Brazil Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 14.40% 0.71%
2020 13.69% 1.76%
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% -0.35%
2010 7.27% -1.25%
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% 0.05%
2000 9.56% -0.65%
1999 10.21% 0.79%
1998 9.42% 1.26%
1997 8.16% 0.91%
1996 7.25% 0.83%
1995 6.42% 0.25%
1994 6.17% 0.14%
1993 6.03% -0.39%
1992 6.42% 0.11%
1991 6.31% 0.11%