• Categories
  • Archives

Due to Prejudice Majority of Jobless in Brazil Are Women

Women form the majority of the unemployed in Brazil’s six metropolitan areas – Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Recife, Porto Alegre, and Salvador – covered in the Monthly Employment Survey (PME) for September.

The results of the survey were announced on Wednesday, October 26, by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

56.1% of the total unemployed population in September are women. This is the highest level for the period since 2002, when it stood at 55.6%.

The coordinator of the survey at the IBGE, Cimar Azeredo, says that the percentage can be understood, in part, as a result of the labor market, which still believes that many women are neither "family breadwinners nor responsible for their own maintenance and therefore can remain unemployed longer." Furthermore, there exists a prejudice against their entry into the labor market.

"It is well known that, historically, women have a more difficult time entering the labor market, in terms of their range of choice, for reasons of prejudice, because they can get pregnant, and because they will require medical leave.

"There is a whole process that makes it more difficult for women to enter the labor market. This situation has been changing, and business owners and the population as a whole have become more aware of this, but the difference still exists," he explained.

The age group with the highest rate among the unemployed population in these regions is from 25 to 49.

Agência Brasil

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazilian Jobs Grow in Transport But Fall in Wood and Leather Sectors

Brazilian industry sector's employment rate  grew by 1% from August to September, according to ...

Industry in South of Brazil Investing and Modernizing

Industries in the southern Brazilian state of Paraná are expanding investment in modernization of ...

Every 15 Seconds a Woman Is Beaten in Brazil, Mostly by Her Husband

A woman is beaten every 15 seconds in Brazil, which means that 2.1 million ...

Bulk of Brazil’s Petrobras Investment to Be in US, Venezuela and Argentina

Brazil’s government owned oil company Petrobras announced plans to invest US$ 56.4 billion in ...

Calendar

To understand Brazil’s rural unionism, we need to distinguish among the movement’s four different ...

Brazil’s Lula and 400 Businessmen Off to Japan and South Korea

President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva left Brazil, Sunday, on a trip to South ...

For Chavez the Fight Now Is With the Brazilian Senate

The Brazilian House of Representatives approved the incorporation of Venezuela to the South American ...

Brazil Ready to Push Its Fruit on US, China and the Arab World

Conducted by the Brazilian Export and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex), the Brazilian Fruit Institute ...

Brazil Congress Gets 3 Extra Months for Expelling House Members

A vote on the floor of Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies, on Wednesday, December 7, ...

Brazil V. Venezuela: The Inevitability of Latin American Polarization

For any political scientist, economist and historian who may not be entirely familiarized with ...