Brazil's jobless rate rises to 5.4 pct in September

SAO PAULO Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:02am EDT

SAO PAULO Oct 24 (Reuters) - Brazil's jobless rate rose to 5.4 percent in September from 5.3 percent in August, government statistics agency IBGE said on Thursday.

The number was higher than the median forecast of 5.3 percent in a poll of 30 economists. In September last year, Brazil's jobless rate also stood at 5.4 percent.

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