Brazil's jobless rate drops unexpectedly in March to 5.0 pct

jueves 17 de abril de 2014 08:03 GYT

BRASILIA, April 17 (Reuters) - Brazil's non-seasonally-adjusted jobless rate dropped unexpectedly in March to 5.0 percent, from 5.1 percent in February, government statistics agency IBGE said on Thursday.

The number was below with the median forecast of 5.4 percent in a poll of 23 economists. In March 2013, Brazil's jobless rate stood at 5.7 percent. (Reporting by Silvio Cascione Editing by W Simon)