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Domestic Workers Economic Situation Report · January 2022

Today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics Jobs Report shows the number of jobs added in January was above market expectations.1 Unemployment rates for Latina women were unchanged in January 2022, and the rates for Black women decreased. This was a surprising jobs report given the surge of COVID cases due to the Omicron variant. However, the Omicron wave was likely reflected in other indicators.

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Domestic Workers Economic Situation Report · December 2021

Today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics Jobs Report shows the number of jobs added in December was below market expectations.1 Unemployment rates for Latina women decreased in December 2021, while the rates for Black women showed a notable increase. NDWA Labs’ December Report shows that the percentage of jobless respondents in December decreased compared to November. However, joblessness is at 20%, still more than twice the rate compared to the 9% who reported having no jobs before COVID-19.2

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Domestic Workers Economic Situation Report · September 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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Domestic Workers Economic Situation Report · July 2021

Today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics Jobs Report shows a decrease in the unemployment rates for Black and Latinx adults in July 2021. However, the rates remain higher than before the pandemic and higher than for other demographic groups. NDWA Labs’ July Report shows an increase in the percentage of jobless respondents in July compared to June 2021. Unemployment is still very high for Spanish-speaking domestic workers. In July 2021, 29% of domestic worker respondents were still out of work, much higher than the 9% who reported having no jobs before COVID-19.

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Domestic Workers Economic Situation Report · June 2021

Today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics Jobs Report shows the unemployment rates for Black and Latinx adults ticked up in June 2021 — and remain higher than before the pandemic and higher than for other demographic groups. NDWA Labs’ June Report shows a similar trend: unemployment is still very high for Spanish-speaking domestic workers, and the percentage of jobless respondents in June was unchanged compared to May. In June 2021, 25% of domestic worker respondents were still out of work, much higher than the 9% who reported having no jobs before COVID-19.

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Domestic Workers Economic Situation Report · May 2021

Today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics' Jobs report shows the unemployment rates for Black and Latinx adults decreased in May 2021 but remain higher than before the pandemic and higher than other demographic groups. NDWA Labs’ May report shows a similar trend: Latina domestic workers continue gradually to recover work, but unemployment is still very high for these workers. In May 2021, 25% of domestic worker respondents were still out of work, much higher than the 9% who reported having no jobs before COVID-19.

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