Unemployment Rate in Brazil Remains Stable in Q3/2014

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The unemployment rate in Brazil during the third quarter of the year remained stable at 6.8 percent, according to the IBGE (Brazilian Statistical Institute) through its quarterly National Household Survey (Continuous PNAD). The result was the same as that of the second quarter (July-September) results, and slightly lower than that of the third quarter of 2013, which was of 6.9 percent.

“The increase of the occupied population (0.2 percent) and the decrease of the unoccupied population (0.9 percent) was not sufficient to change the rate . . .

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