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Unemployment rate in Brazil increases in October

Staff writer ▼ | November 21, 2015
The unemployment rate went up in October and reached 7.9%, according to the Monthly Employment Survey by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).
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There was an increase of 0.3% over the 7.6% of unemployed in September and of 3.2% over the total number of people without work in the same month of last year.

According to data from the IBGE released by Agência Brasil, this is the highest unemployment for a month of October since 2007. The number of unemployed people reached 1.9 million in October.

Over the same month of last year, the unemployment rate went up in all of the metro regions surveyed: Salvador, Bahia; São Paulo, São Paulo; Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro; Recife, Pernambuco; Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais; and Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul.


 

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