* Jobless rate rises to 4.83 pct, above 4.7 pct in Reuters
* Adds to signs of slowing growth in fourth quarter
MEXICO CITY Nov 23 Mexico's jobless rate rose
in October, edging up after falling to its lowest in nearly four
years in the previous month, in a sign the economy is slowing at
the end of the year.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose
more than expected to 4.83 percent last month, the national
statistics agency said on Friday.
October's result was above the 4.70 percent expected in a
Reuters poll and higher than the previous month's upwardly
revised 4.68 percent jobless rate.
Unemployment has fallen back from rates near 6 percent seen
during a deep recession in 2009, but there is no sign that a
tighter labor market is pressuring inflation, which has been
running above the central bank's 4 percent limit since June.
Economic growth in Latin America's second-largest economy
moderated in the third quarter and economists expect
fourth-quarter activity to be affected by weaker global demand,
although the finance ministry still expects an expansion of 3.5
percent to 4 percent over the year.
The headline unadjusted rate was 5.04 percent in
October, above the 4.81 percent expected in the poll.