Brazil's unemployment rate marked its second straight month of decline in May, according to new figures Friday, falling 0.3 points to 13.3 percent following two and a half years of increases as the country struggles to emerge from a historic recession. It follows a slight dip in unemployment to 13.6 percent in figures reported by the IBGE state statistics office last month.
Dan Balz: “It is remarkable that the president’s average approval rating is below 40 percent at a time when the unemployment rate is at a 16-year low and the stocks have hit record highs this summer, at least until jittery [...]
The unemployment rate is falling really fast. This morning, we learned it had declined to 6.6% — the 23rd-straight month without an increase. As Brooking's and UMichigan's Justin Wolfers observes, the rate has dropped 1.3% over the ...
A record 11.2 percent of Brazil’s population remained without jobs for the third month this year as the country struggles to contain fallout from a political crisis and low oil prices, official figures showed Wednesday.
The U.S. job market strengthened at the start of the year as employers added an unexpectedly large number of new jobs and the unemployment rate in January dropped for the fifth straight month.