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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 2 May 2019

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In brief: Chile

* Chile’s national statistics institute (INE) has released new figures which show that the national unemployment rate was 6.9% in the first quarter of 2019. This is the same as it was last year during this period. Chile also saw a 1.1% growth in its labour force. Sectors remain unevenly affected by unemployment. Service sectors, like healthcare, have been registering unemployment upwards of 8%.