Unemployment Much Lower Among Whites Than Black and Mixed-race Brazilians

Brazil's overall unemployment rate for the first quarter of 2020 was 12.2 percent.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The unemployment rate among whites (9.8 percent) remained significantly lower in the first quarter of 2020 than the unemployment rate among blacks ("negros" 15.2 percent) and mixed-race ("pardos" 14.0 percent) individuals.

The data are from the National Household Sample Survey (Continuous PNAD), released by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

"The unemployment rate among mixed-race individuals is about 43 percent higher than among whites. Black individuals' unemployment rate is 55.1 percent higher than that of white individuals," said Adriana Beringuy, an analyst with the IBGE's Labor and . . .

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