Brazil's jobless rate leaps to 5.3 percent in January

jueves 26 de febrero de 2015 08:06 GYT

RIO DE JANEIRO Feb 26 (Reuters) - Brazil's non-seasonally adjusted jobless rate in January jumped a full percentage point from the previous month, to 5.3 percent, statistics agency IBGE said on Thursday.

The number was above the median forecast of 5.0 percent in a Reuters poll of 25 economists. (Reporting by Rodrigo Viga Gaier; Writing by Silvio Cascione Editing by W Simon)