Alice Carneiro, 37, left, and Ana Abrantes, 30, both unemployed, search for job offers on the Internet at their home in Lisbon, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. Abrantes lost her job as taxi dispatcher fifteen days ago, while Carneiro has been looking for a job for a year after finishing her contract as a firefighter. Portugal's National Statistics Institute says the country's unemployment rate rose to a record 16.9 percent in the fourth quarter of last year. The institute said in a report Wednesday that just over 923.000 people were out of work by the end of 2012. The jobless rate in the third quarter was 15.8 percent. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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