Brazil's Feb jobless rate rises to more-than-expected 5.9 percent

jueves 26 de marzo de 2015 08:07 GYT

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 26 (Reuters) - Brazil's non-seasonally adjusted jobless rate rose more than expected in February to 5.9 percent, the highest since June 2013, statistics agency IBGE said on Thursday.

The number was above the median forecast of 5.7 percent in a Reuters poll of 31 economists. (Reporting by Rodrigo Viga Gaier; Writing by Silvio Cascione; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)