Domestic Workers Economic Situation Report · December 2022

Source: La Alianza surveys, NDWA Labs
Released: January 10, 2023

The most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics Jobs Report shows the number of jobs added in December was above market expectations [1]. The general unemployment rate ticked down, while unemployment rates for Latina and Black women increased slightly in December 2022.

NDWA Labs’ December Report shows that the percentage of jobless domestic worker respondents in December ticked up to 20%. However, joblessness for domestic workers remained the same during the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to the third quarter, at 19%.  While this is still within the lower end of joblessness rates we have seen since the pandemic began, it remains over twice the rate of 9% who reported having no jobs before COVID-19[2].

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