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BRASILIA, March 24 (Reuters) - Brazil's national unemployment rate rose to 9.5 percent in the three months through January, statistics agency IBGE said on Thursday, slightly above market expectations in a Reuters poll.
The median forecast of 14 economists surveyed by Reuters projected the unemployment rate at 9.3 percent. Brazil's jobless rate has risen sharply from 6.5 percent at end-2014 as the country entered its worst recession in decades. (Reporting by Anthony Boadle)