Brazil - Unemployment Rate

Brazil: Unemployment Rate

Mnemonic LBR.IBRA
Unit % 3-mo MA, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Data Aug 2019 11.8
Jul 2019 11.8

Series Information

Source Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE)
Release National Continuous Household Sample Survey (PNAD)
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/2012
End Date 8/31/2019

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

For Brazil, the "Continuous PNAD" (PNAD Contínua, "Pesquisa Nacional por Amostra de Domicílios Contínua", "national continuous household sample survey") is a replacement for the "Monthly Employment Survey - PME" and the "National Sample Survey of Households - PNAD". The data is reported monthly for national series and quarterly for subnational series.

Monthly series are reported as a three-month moving average.

All series include ages 14 and older.

The National Survey by Household Sample Continuous Quarterly covers the resident population in the Greater Regional Areas of:

  • North Brazil
  • Northeast Brazil
  • Southeast Brazil
  • South Brazil
  • Midwest Brazil

The Continuous PNAD incorporates international recommendations and was assisted by the ILO in the process of developing this study.

The search rotation scheme is 1-2 (5), or a household is interviewed in a month, two months the remains out of the sample and returns to the next interview. The process is repeated until he is interviewed five times. In short, a household is interviewed for five quarters, once every quarter.

Real series are based off of current quarter.

The data is collected through a Computer-Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) using Continuous PNAD questionnaire and interview guide.  It is disseminated through online digital publishing.