By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil faced in January the 22nd consecutive month of increases in unemployment, according to the Ministry of Labor. The study (CAGED) shows that during the first month of 2017 the country closed almost 41,000 job positions.

According to Brazilian Statistics Bureau (IBGE) the number of unemployed persons in the three months ending in January reached almost thirteen million.

For the IBGE one of the factors which led to an increase by 7.3 percent of Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here