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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)