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December 2023 · Domestic Workers Economic Situation Report

The most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Employment Situation Report shows an increase in nonfarm payroll jobs. The general unemployment rate remained steady compared to November, while the rate for Latina women increased. NDWA Labs’ December data shows that the joblessness rate for domestic worker respondents increased slightly to 21%. It remains higher compared to the rate of 9% who reported having no jobs before COVID-19.

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October 2023 · Domestic Workers Economic Situation Report

The most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics Jobs Report shows job growth in October. The general unemployment rate changed little compared to September and the unemployment rate for Latina women decreased slightly. NDWA Labs’ October data shows a decrease to 13% in joblessness for surveyed domestic workers. It's worth noting that the sample of surveyed domestic workers was expanded starting on September 22, and this decrease reflects a higher share of employed respondents in the expanded sample. While this is the lowest joblessness rate recorded since the pandemic began, it remains higher than the rate of 9% who reported having no jobs before COVID-19.

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September 2023 · Domestic Workers Economic Situation Report

The most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics Jobs Report shows an increase in payroll jobs which was above market expectations. The general unemployment rate remained steady compared to August, while the rate for Latina women decreased. NDWA Labs’ September data shows that the joblessness rate for domestic worker respondents declined to 17% in September. This comes after a joblessness increase during August. It remains higher compared to the rate of 9% who reported having no jobs before COVID-19.

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August 2023 · Domestic Workers Economic Situation Report

The most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics Jobs Report shows job growth in August which came in slightly above market expectations. The general unemployment rate increased, which this month was entirely due to higher labor force participation [1]. The unemployment rate for Latina women also increased. NDWA Labs’ August data shows an increase to 19% in joblessness for surveyed domestic workers. Joblessness had decreased steadily in 2023 but has increased by 3 percentage points since June. It remains over twice the rate of 9% who reported having no jobs before COVID-19 [2].

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July 2023 · Domestic Workers Economic Situation Report

The most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics Jobs Report shows continued, if slower, job growth, with little change in the unemployment rate. NDWA Labs’ July Report shows an increase to 18% in joblessness for surveyed domestic workers. This comes after a joblessness decrease during June. It remains over twice the rate of 9% who reported having no jobs before COVID-19.

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April 2023 · Domestic Workers Economic Situation Report

The most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics Jobs Report shows strong job growth in April. In parallel, NDWA Labs’ April Report shows a decline to 18% in joblessness for surveyed domestic workers. This decline puts joblessness at the level we saw in November 2022, and comes after a joblessness increase during the first quarter of the year. It remains over twice the rate of 9% who reported having no jobs before COVID-19.

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