Brazil Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Brazil unemployment rate for 2022 was 9.46%, a 3.88% decline from 2021.
  • Brazil unemployment rate for 2021 was 13.34%, a 0.59% decline from 2020.
  • Brazil unemployment rate for 2020 was 13.93%, a 1.88% increase from 2019.
  • Brazil unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.05%, a 0.41% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 29.81%
Gabon 21.47%
Namibia 20.85%
Botswana 20.68%
Libya 20.68%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 18.98%
Jordan 17.87%
St. Lucia 17.36%
Iraq 15.55%
Montenegro 15.40%
North Macedonia 15.08%
Bosnia 14.05%
Lebanon 12.64%
Armenia 12.56%
Guyana 12.36%
Albania 11.81%
Algeria 11.55%
Costa Rica 11.45%
Iran 10.96%
Colombia 10.73%
Samoa 10.31%
Turkey 10.03%
Belize 9.69%
Serbia 9.47%
Brazil 9.46%
Equatorial Guinea 8.69%
Suriname 8.64%
Mauritius 7.23%
Dominican Republic 7.12%
Paraguay 6.89%
Jamaica 6.05%
Azerbaijan 5.46%
Romania 5.44%
Venezuela 5.33%
Turkmenistan 5.02%
Kazakhstan 5.01%
China 4.89%
Maldives 4.88%
Bulgaria 4.40%
Fiji 4.33%
Belarus 4.17%
Ecuador 3.96%
Malaysia 3.73%
Peru 3.66%
Mexico 3.31%
Tonga 3.01%
Guatemala 2.57%
Cuba 1.39%
Thailand 0.86%
Brazil Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 9.46% -3.88%
2021 13.34% -0.59%
2020 13.93% 1.88%
2019 12.05% -0.41%
2018 12.46% -0.47%
2017 12.93% 1.19%
2016 11.74% 3.18%
2015 8.56% 1.80%
2014 6.76% -0.31%
2013 7.07% -0.18%
2012 7.25% -0.33%
2011 7.58% -0.45%
2010 8.03% -1.39%
2009 9.42% 1.15%
2008 8.27% -1.01%
2007 9.28% -0.41%
2006 9.69% -0.86%
2005 10.55% 0.48%
2004 10.07% -1.10%
2003 11.17% 0.53%
2002 10.64% -0.01%
2001 10.65% 0.12%
2000 10.53% -0.60%
1999 11.13% 0.98%
1998 10.15% 1.15%
1997 9.00% 0.97%
1996 8.03% 0.94%
1995 7.09% 0.62%
1994 6.47% 0.44%
1993 6.03% -0.39%
1992 6.42% 0.05%
1991 6.37% 0.05%