Domestic Workers Economic Situation Report · August 2021

Source: La Alianza surveys, NDWA Labs
Released: September 3, 2021

The number of new U.S. jobs in August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Jobs Report, is below market expectations.1 Unemployment rates remain higher than before the pandemic. However, the report still shows a decrease in the general unemployment rate, and in the rate for Latinx adults in August 2021. 

Similarly, NDWA Labs’ August Reportshows a slight decrease in the percentage of jobless respondents in August compared with July 2021. Unemployment is still very high for Spanish-speaking domestic workers — 28% of domestic worker respondents were out of work, much higher than the 9% who reported having no jobs before COVID-19.2

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