BRASILIA May 21 Brazil's economy added a net
105,384 payroll jobs in April, the Labor Ministry
said on Wednesday, well below market expectations.
Economists had expected the economy to add 160,000 positions
last month, according to the median forecast of 16 analysts in a
Reuters poll. The lowest estimate was for the creation of
120,000 jobs that month.
Brazil added 13,117 jobs in March, the lowest result for
that month since 1999.
The pace of job creation has slowed in Brazil after three
years of meager growth, but unemployment remains
around record lows as more Brazilians opt to dedicate time to
education and training.
(Reporting by Alonso Soto; Editing by Grant McCool)