Domestic Workers Economic Situation Report · September 2021
With analysis for third quarter of 2021

Source: La Alianza surveys, NDWA Labs
Released: October 8, 2021

Today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics Jobs Report shows the number of jobs added in September was below market expectations.1 Unemployment rates for Black and Latinx women decreased in September 2021. This was due both to an increase in employment and a decrease in labor force participation. NDWA Labs’ September Report shows that the percentage of jobless respondents in September was unchanged compared to August, and joblessness remains very high for Spanish-speaking domestic workers. In September 2021, 28% of domestic worker respondents were still out of work, much higher than the 9% who reported having no jobs before COVID-19.2

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