Brazil - Total Employment

Brazil: Total Employment

Mnemonic ETOT.IBRA
Unit #
Annual 3.98 %
Data 2016 51,411,199
2015 53,541,695

Series Information

Source Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE)
Release Annual Survey of Businesses
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/2006
End Date 12/31/2016

Brazil: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Labor Force Aug 2019 106,195 106,153 Ths. # 3-mo MA, NSA Monthly
Unemployment Aug 2019 12,565 12,569 Ths. # 3-mo MA, NSA Monthly
Unemployment Rate Aug 2019 11.8 11.8 % 3-mo MA, NSA Monthly
Agriculture Employment 2017 10,763,597 10,509,254 # Annual
Total Employment 2016 51,411,199 53,541,695 # Annual

Release Information

The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) reports annual employment data for Brazil by major regions. The data set includes total employed persons and average monthly salary. 

IBGE’s Central Register of Enterprises – 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 is subject to revisions.