Source: La Alianza surveys, NDWA Labs
Released: December 3, 2021
The number of new U.S. jobs in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Jobs Report, was below market expectations.1 Unemployment rates remain higher than before the pandemic. However, the report shows the lowest general unemployment rate since the pandemic began and a decrease in the unemployment rates for Black, Latinx, and white adults in November 2021.
Today’s NDWA Labs’ Domestic Worker Economic Situation Report shows a slight increase in the percentage of jobless respondents in November compared with October 2021. However, joblessness is lower than throughout the second and third quarters of 2021. 23% of surveyed Spanish-speaking domestic workers were out of work in November, much higher than the 9% who reported having no jobs before COVID-19.2