Source: La Alianza surveys, NDWA Labs
Released: May 6, 2022
Today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics Jobs Report shows the number of jobs added in April was above market expectations.1 Unemployment rates for Latina and Black women decreased in April 2022.
NDWA Labs’ April Report shows that the percentage of jobless domestic worker respondents decreased slightly to 19%, compared to 20% in March. This is the lowest rate of joblessness we have seen since we started surveying in March 2020. However, this still represents more than double the 9% who reported having no jobs before COVID-19.2
Domestic workers are the nannies, homecare workers, and house cleaners whose work is essential to our economy, and yet they are one of the most vulnerable and marginalized groups of workers. Even before COVID-19, domestic workers earned less than the average US worker and were three times as likely to be living in poverty.3