Nov 24, 2011

Brazil: Unemployment Rate Between Genders

The unemployment rate, released by the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics), reached 5.8% in October. This rate varies significantly between genders. In the male population, the unemployment rate reached 4.5%, while the female population has a rate of 7.2%. Historically, the unemployment rate of the female population has been higher than the male, as seen in the graph below:

Source: IBGE

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