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Average unemployment rate in 2022 was 9.3%, says IBGE

Average unemployment rate in 2022 was 9.3%, says IBGE

The year 2022 ended with an average unemployment rate of 9.3%, according to data from the Continuous National Household Sample Survey (Pnad), released this Tuesday (28) by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). The rate is lower than the 13.2% registered at the end of 2021.Average unemployment rate in 2022 was 9.3%, says IBGE

This is also the lowest unemployment rate since 2015 (8.6%). The lowest rate of the historical series, started in 2012, was registered in 2014 (6.9%).

Regarding the average unemployed population, the country totaled 10 million people, a drop of 3.9 million (-27.9%) in relation to the previous year. The average employed population in the year reached 98 million, 7.4% above 2021.

The average employment level, that is, the percentage of people of working age who are actually employed, stood at 56.6% in 2022, the second year of consecutive growth after reaching the lowest level in 2020 (51.2%) .

last quarter

Considering only the last quarter of 2022, the unemployment rate was 7.9%, the lowest rate for a fourth quarter since 2014 (6.6%). In the last quarter of 2021, the indicator had stood at 11.1%. In the third quarter of 2022, unemployment reached 8.7%.

In the last quarter of 2022, the unemployed population reached 8.6 million people, down 9.4% (888 thousand fewer people) compared to the third quarter of that year and 28.6% (3.4 million fewer people ) compared to the fourth quarter of 2021.

The employed population reached 99.4 million people, stable in relation to the third quarter and with an increase of 3.8% (3.6 million people) compared to the last quarter of 2021.

The occupancy level for the quarter stood at 57.2%, equaling the previous quarter (57.2%) and rising 1.6 pp compared to the fourth quarter of 2021 (55.6%).

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