Chile says Jan-March jobless rate up at 6.6 pct

SANTIAGO, April 30 Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:11am EDT

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SANTIAGO, April 30 (Reuters) - Chile's unemployment rate for the January-March period rose slightly to an expected 6.6 percent on ebbing job creation in agriculture and commerce, the National Statistics Institute said on Monday.

The median estimate of nine analysts polled by Reuters forecast the rate would edge up slightly to 6.6 percent.