Brazil - Total Employment

Brazil: Total Employment

Mnemonic ETOT.IBRA
Unit #
Annual 1.92 %
Data 2019 53,220,285
2018 52,217,587

Series Information

Source Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE)
Release Annual Survey of Businesses
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/2006
End Date 12/31/2019

Brazil: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Labor Force Feb 2023 107,346 107,631 Ths. # 3-mo MA, NSA Monthly
Unemployment Feb 2023 9,224 8,995 Ths. # 3-mo MA, NSA Monthly
Unemployment Rate Feb 2023 8.6 8.4 % 3-mo MA, NSA Monthly
Total Employment 2019 53,220,285 52,217,587 # Annual
Agriculture Employment 2017 10,763,597 10,509,254 # Annual

Release Information

The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) reports annual employment data for Brazil by major regions. Concepts: Total employed persons, salaried employment, aggregate annual salaries.


  • Classification: CNAE 2.0
  • Measurements:
    • Unitary count (#)
    • Thousands of Brazilian reais (Ths. BRL)
  • Adjustment: Not applicable
  • Native frequency: Annual
  • Start date: As early as 1996
  • Geo coverage:
    • Country (IBRA)
    • Region (5x IBRA_CWST)
    • State (27x IBRA_^^)
    • Metro area (8x IBRA_M^^^)
    • Municipality (5,565x IBRA_aannnnn)
  • All concept-geo pairs exist: No


  • 1996 to 2006 ("10")
  • By CNAE 1.0 - 1996 to 2006 ("_OLD")

IBGE's Central Register of Enterprises (Cadastro Central de Empresas, CEMPRE) – is an important group of data about Brazil’s economic activity. It gathers information relative to registers and to the economy which is obtained from annual surveys of the institute in the fields of Industry, Construction, Trade and Services and from the Annual List of Social Information - RAIS, of the Ministry of Labor and Employment.

The regional analysis includes the of number of local units, employed persons and salaries and other compensation. It is based on the presence of local units of companies and other active organizations in the areas bordered by the North, Northeast and Southeast. The data is then divided into the state of São Paulo and other states of the Region - South and Central West Regio.

Data are reported in the annual "Statistics of the Central Register of Enterprises (CEMPRE)."

The "Annual Survey of Businesses" was a project in 2007 but not in 2022.