Unemployment in Brazil Reaches 11.9 Percent, Highest Since 2012

The unemployment rate in November reached 11.9 percent, the highest since 2012, affecting more than 12.1 million workers.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The latest national survey on unemployment (PNAD), released on Thursday, December 29th by the Brazilian Institute of Geography (IBGE), showed that for the three-month period that ended in November, the unemployment rate reached 11.9 percent.

The unemployment rate is affecting more than 12.1 million workers, and at the end of November was the highest since 2012.

According to the report, this is the fourth consecutive trimester in . . .

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