UPDATE 2-Mexican unemployment rises in September after floods

Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:46am EDT

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MEXICO CITY, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Mexican unemployment rose in
September, when massive floods hit the country, the national
statistics agency said on Friday, in a sign that the economy was
still struggling after a slowdown in the first half of the year.
    Latin America's No. 2 economy is expected to grow 1.3
percent this year, down sharply from 3.8 percent in 2012,
according to a Reuters poll issued on Thursday. 
    Seasonally adjusted (s/a) unemployment rate data and
seasonally unadjusted data follow.
                   Sept        Aug      Sept 2012
 Jobless rate s/a  4.92        4.79        4.65
 Jobless rate      5.29        5.17        5.01
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