Brazil’s Unemployment Rate Remains Stable in October

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The unemployment rate in Brazil for October was 7.9 percent, remaining stable in relation to September (7.6 percent) according to the IBGE’s (Brazilian Statistics Bureau) Monthly Employment Survey. The rate, however increased by 3.2 percentage points in comparison to October 2014, and was the highest rate for the month of October since 2007.

The number of people in Brazil with jobs totaled 22.5 million retreated in comparison to September 2015 (down by 1.0 percent) and in relation to October of 2014 (down by 3 . . .

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