Brazil's jobless rate rises to 4.8 pct in January

jueves 20 de febrero de 2014 08:03 GYT

RIO DE JANEIRO Feb 20 (Reuters) - Brazil's non-seasonally-adjusted jobless rate rose less than expected in January to 4.8 percent, up from a record low of 4.3 percent in December, government statistics agency IBGE said on Thursday.

The number was below with the median forecast of 5.1 percent in a poll of 27 economists. (Reporting by Felipe Pontes; Writing by Silvio Cascione Editing by W Simon)