Un­em­ploy­ment rises for 17 months in a row

China Daily (USA) - - BUSINESS -

The Brazil­ian gov­ern­ment said the coun­try has seen 17 straight months of ris­ing un­em­ploy­ment. Ac­cord­ing to a re­port by the Min­istry of La­bor, Brazil lost 33,953 for­mal jobs last month, bring­ing the to­tal lost to 651,288 in the first eight months of this year. Also, the num­ber of lost jobs so far this year is 1.64 per­cent higher than that of the same pe­riod of last year— the worst recorded since 2002.

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