Domestic Workers Economic Situation Report · October 2021

Source: La Alianza surveys, NDWA Labs
Released: November 5, 2021

The number of new U.S. jobs in October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Jobs Report, is above market expectations.1 Unemployment rates remain higher than before the pandemic. However, the report shows the lowest unemployment rate since the pandemic began and a decrease in the unemployment rate for Latinx adults in October 2021.

Today’s NDWA Labs’ Domestic Worker Economic Situation Report shows a decrease in the percentage of jobless respondents in October compared with September 2021. Joblessness is still much higher than before the pandemic for Spanish-speaking domestic workers — 22% of domestic worker respondents were out of work, much higher than the 9% who reported having no jobs before COVID-19.2

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