Source: La Alianza surveys, NDWA Labs
Released: July 18, 2022
The most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics Jobs Report shows the number of jobs added in June was above market expectations . Unemployment rates for Latina and Black women decreased in June 2022. Similarly, NDWA Labs’ June Report shows that the percentage of jobless domestic worker respondents in June decreased slightly compared to May. However, joblessness is at 20%, still more than twice the rate of 9% who reported having no jobs before COVID-19 .
In this report, we compare indicators for domestic workers’ joblessness, wages, housing security and food security in the second quarter of 2022 (April, May, June) versus the previous quarter. Joblessness for domestic workers decreased from 23% to 20% between the first quarter and second quarter of 2022. While this is a change in the right direction, domestic workers remain in a precarious economic situation.