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Another Pandemic Casualty: Black, Latina Women Gone from Workforce  

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 200,000 Black and Latina women are no longer part of the workforce, according to a workplace inequity survey. So reports Fast Company.

covid 19 4922384 640smallThe survey from Hue and The Harris Poll of almost 3,000 respondents notes that 15% of unemployed Black workers have stopped looking for a job due to long COVID-related health issues.

Poll respondents shared how the surge in interest on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts from companies following the Black Lives Matter protests impacted them. The vast majority (84%) of Black, Indigenous, People of Color employees said they’ve seen no ongoing recognition of racial discrimination in the workplace since June 2020. That compares with 91% of human resources departments polled that told Hue their racial equity efforts had been “highly effective.”

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