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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The unemployment rate for the six major metropolitan areas in Brazil in January was 7.6 percent, the highest for the month since 2009 according to the IBGE’s (Brazilian Statistics Bureau) Monthly Employment Survey. The rate increased by 0.7 percentage points in comparison to the previous month, December and by 2.3 percentage points from January of 2015.

The number of people in Brazil with jobs totaled 23 . . .

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