June 9, 2020 / 2:21 PM / 23 days ago

Brazil unemployment insurance claims jump 53% in May to almost 1 million

BRASILIA, June 9 (Reuters) - Formal unemployment insurance claims in Brazil in May rose to 960,258, the Economy Ministry said on Tuesday, an increase of 53% from the same month last year and a clear sign of the hit to jobs from the coronavirus crisis.

The total number of claims registered in the first five months of the year rose 12.4% to 3.3 million. (Reporting by Jamie McGeever Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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