By Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the trimester ending April 2019, the unemployment rate (12.5 percent) in Brazil varied 0.5 percentage points from that between November 2018 and January 2019 (12.0 percent) and fell in comparison with the quarter between February and April 2018 (12.9 percent).

Brazil had 13.2 million unemployed people in the three month period, the statistics agency (IBGE) reported.

The grim assessment of Brazil's job market came a day after figures showed Latin America's largest economy shrank 0.2 percent in the first quarter, the first contraction since . . .

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