Polling institute Datafolha released a survey on Tuesday revealing an upturn in optimism about Brazil’s unemployment crisis. In December, 16 percent of Brazilians expected the unemployment situation to improve. Today, 20 percent do. Meanwhile, 57 percent believe the high unemployment rate will continue.
However, the general outlook on the Brazilian economy has improved. Today, 45 percent believe the national economy will improve. Moreover, fewer Brazilians believe the economy will worsen (falling from 27 to 18 percent).
The numbers actually support this outlook. From December to April, inflation fell from 6.29 to 4.57 percent. Furthermore, the Selic rate fell from 13.75 to 11.25 percent.
As for Temer…
The outlook on President Temer’s administration, however, isn’t as positive. 61 percent of Brazilians consider his administration to be either “bad” or “terrible”. Women are even more pessimistic about Brazil’s future than men. While 61 percent of men consider Brazil a good place to live, only 49 percent of women do.