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Chile jobless rate slows to 6.5 pct in Feb-April
May 30, 2012 / 1:12 PM / 5 years ago

Chile jobless rate slows to 6.5 pct in Feb-April

SANTIAGO, May 30 (Reuters) - Chile’s unemployment rate for the February-April period fell slightly to 6.5 percent, led by the manufacturing sector, public administration and teaching, the National Statistics Institute said on Wednesday.

The median estimate of 10 analysts polled by Reuters had forecast the rate would edge up slightly to 6.7 percent. The jobless rate was 6.6 percent in the January-March period.

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