Dataset Information

Data available from 2012-01-01 to 2022-10-01
Source: IBGE

This dataset includes quarterly Brazil unemployment rate by region, determined by the Monthly Employment Survey, coordinated by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). The IBGE classifies as unemployed those who were not working, we're available for work, and had taken action to get work in the thirty days preceding the survey. For research conducted between 1983 and 2002, the IBGE considered the working-age population (PIA), to be those over the age of fifteen. Under the new methodology, the age limit was raised to eighteen. To be considered employed, the institute once set the threshold at 15 hours per week. The new study lowers that to one hour per week.