Black women earn less and suffer more with unemployment than white women

Career risers experience gender- and race-based isolation, distrust, and even hostility from bosses and coworkers.

As samba singer Ivone Lara used to sing, 'a jobless black man loses his peace'. And black women are the most distressed group in Brazil. Their unemployment rate is as high as 16.6%, twice as much as among white men (8.3%).

It is also higher than among white women (11%) and black men (12.1%), according to a survey conducted by economist Cosmo Donato (LCA consultants) based on nation-wide data collected over the last four quarters by the Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute.

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