Domestic Workers Economic Situation Report · March 2023

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

The Domestic Workers Economic Situation Report analyzes the economic situation of domestic workers and is released on the same day as the US Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly Jobs Report. Based on weekly surveys with thousands of Spanish-speaking domestic workers across the country, these reports cover jobs, wages and food and housing security.

The most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics Jobs Report shows the general unemployment rate decreased slightly, and the number of jobs added was around market expectations [1]. The unemployment rate for Latina women also decreased slightly.

NDWA Labs’ March Report shows that the joblessness rate for domestic worker respondents remained at 21% in March. This rate is higher than at any point in the second half of 2022,  and it is more than twice the rate of 9% who reported having no jobs before COVID-19 [2].

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