Brazil's economy sheds 169,131 jobs in October

viernes 20 de noviembre de 2015 13:06 GYT

BRASILIA Nov 20 (Reuters) - Brazil's economy shed a net 169,131 payroll jobs in October, the Labor Ministry said on Friday, amid a recession in Latin America's largest country.

Brazilian companies were expected to have laid off a net 179,000 workers in October, according to the median forecast of five economists. Brazil lost 95,602 jobs in September. (Reporting by Silvio Cascione Editing by W Simon)