By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The unemployment rate in Brazil continues to rise and the country now has 14.2 million unemployed in the quarter ended in March. This is 14.9 percent higher than the previous quarter (October, November and December 2016), and reflects of 1.8 million more unemployed people.

The data are part of the National Continuous Household Survey (PNAD) published today, April 28th in Rio de Janeiro by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) with the results of the first quarter.

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