Brazil Jobless Rate Falls to 12.6% in 3-Month Period Through August

09/29/17 08:34 AM EDT

SAO PAULO--Brazil's unemployment rate fell in the three-month period through August, as the number of self-employed increased, the country's statistics agency said Friday.

Joblessness reached 12.6% in the period, from 12.8% in the three months through July.

The figure rose from 11.8% in the June-through-August period of 2016.

 

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