Argentina unemployment rate 6.9 pct in 4th qtr-president

BUENOS AIRES Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:52pm EST

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BUENOS AIRES Jan 28 (Reuters) - Argentina's unemployment rate came in at 6.9 percent in the fourth quarter of last year, President Cristina Fernandez said during a live televised speech on Monday.

This compares with a 6.7 percent jobless rate in the same period of 2011, according to the INDEC statistics institute.