Brazil's jobless rate drops to 4.9 pct in April

jueves 22 de mayo de 2014 08:05 GYT

BRASILIA May 22 (Reuters) - Brazil's non-seasonally-adjusted jobless rate dropped unexpectedly in April to 4.9 percent, from 5.0 percent in March, government statistics agency IBGE said on Thursday.

The number was below the median forecast of 5.2 percent in a poll of 29 economists. In April 2013, Brazil's jobless rate stood at 5.8 percent. (Reporting by Rodrigo Viga Gaier; Writing by Silvio Cascione Editing by W Simon)