Brazil’s Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly in November

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The unemployment rate in Brazil increased slightly in November to 4.8 percent last month, according to the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics). November’s results were 0.1 percent higher than that registered in October, when the unemployment rate was of 4.7 percent and 0.2 percent higher than in November of 2013, when the rate was of 4.6 percent.

According to Adriana Araujo Beringuy, IBGE’s coordinator for labor and income, although there was an increase in the number of jobs position made available . . .

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