Domestic Workers Economic Situation Report · July 2022

Source: La Alianza surveys, NDWA Labs
Released: August 5, 2022

The most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics Jobs Report shows the number of jobs added in July was above market expectations [1]. The general unemployment rate and long-term unemployment rate recovered back to pre-pandemic levels. Unemployment rates for Latina and Black women decreased in July 2022.

NDWA Labs’ July Report similarly shows that the percentage of jobless domestic worker respondents in July decreased slightly compared to June. However, while unemployment levels reported by BLS recovered to pre-pandemic levels, NDWA Labs’ data shows joblessness for domestic worker respondents is at 19%, still far from the rate of 9% who reported having no jobs before COVID-19 [2].

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