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Brazil jobless rate creeps up to 5.9%

The number of jobless seeking work is estimated at 1.4 million people -- 10.2 percent higher than in January and 14.1 percent up on February last year, the figures showed.

Brazil's jobless rate falls

Brazil's average unemployment rate last year came in at 5.5 percent, the lowest level since stricter measurement criteria were adopted in 2002, the government said.