Brazil's jobless rate leaps to 5.3 percent in January
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)
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