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SAO PAULO, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Factories, farms and services companies in Brazil shed a net 81,774 jobs in January, the labor ministry said on Friday, the latest evidence that the nation's once booming job market is rapidly losing steam.
The number compared with a forecast of 20,000 net dismissals in a Reuters poll of analysts. (Reporting by Guillermo Parra-Bernal; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)