RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The unemployment rate posted a statistically significant drop in 20 of the 27 Brazilian states between the second and third quarters, according to data from the Continuous National Household Sample Survey (PNAD Continuous), released by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).
The highest unemployment rates were found in Pernambuco (19.3%), Bahia (18.7%), Amapá (17.5%), Alagoas (17.1%) and Sergipe (17.0%). The lowest results were seen in Santa Catarina (5.3%), Mato Grosso (6.6%), Mato Grosso do Sul (7.6%), Rondônia (7.8%) and Paraná (8.0%).
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