Analysis: Pandemic Has Widened Racial Inequality in Brazilian Labor Market

The main indicators show that blacks and mixed-race individuals were the most affected by the crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Racial inequality in the Brazilian labor market is historical and has been exacerbated by the crisis triggered by the novel coronavirus pandemic. This is shown by official data from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) and the Ministry of Economy.

The main indicators show that blacks and mixed-race individuals, who represent over half of Brazil's population (56.8 percent), were the most affected by the impact of the crisis on the labor market. The data show that:

Unemployment has increased the most among blacks

The unemployment rate among blacks was . . .

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