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Domestic Workers Economic Situation Report · June 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.

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Spotlighting Domestic Workers Representation in Film & TV

The National Domestic Workers Alliance partnered with the Norman Lear Center Media Impact Project at USC to commission a research report analyzing the history of domestic worker representation across scripted film and TV from 1910 to 2020. Through two phases of research, a frequency analysis and a content analysis of 100 domestic worker characters, the findings explore how often domestic workers have been referred to and with what terms, and examine character demographics such as race, gender, immigration status, and speaking role. The purpose of this research report is to set a baseline for domestic worker representation and use it as a catalyst to change the narrative and start more conversations in the industry about accurate and authentic portrayals of domestic workers.

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Domestic Workers Economic Situation Report · May 2022

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ May Jobs Report shows the number of jobs added in May was above market expectations. Unemployment rates for Latina and Black women increased in May 2022. Similarly, NDWA Labs’ May Report shows that the percentage of jobless domestic worker respondents increased to 21%. Joblessness for domestic worker respondents was 19% in April and 20% in March. May joblessness represents more than double the 9% who reported having no jobs before COVID-19.

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