May 2024 · Domestic Workers Economic Situation Report

The most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Employment Situation Report shows nonfarm payroll job growth was well above market expectations, while the unemployment rate ticked up slightly. NDWA’s May data shows that joblessness increased minimally for surveyed domestic workers, from 15% in March and April to 16% in May. Joblessness remains higher than the rate of 9% who reported having no jobs before COVID-19.

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April 2024 · Domestic Workers Economic Situation Report

The most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Employment Situation Report shows nonfarm payroll job growth was below market expectations, while the unemployment rate ticked up. NDWA’s April data shows that joblessness remained steady in April for surveyed domestic workers. However, joblessness remains higher than the rate of 9% who reported having no jobs before COVID-19.

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March 2024 · Domestic Workers Economic Situation Report

The most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Employment Situation Report shows job growth above market expectation in March, and the general unemployment rate ticked down. NDWA’s March data shows a decrease to 15% in joblessness for surveyed domestic workers. Joblessness has decreased for four consecutive months. While this is within the lower end of joblessness rates we have seen since the pandemic began, it remains over the rate of 9% who reported having no jobs before COVID-19.

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Care Can’t Wait: Improving Care and Care Jobs Together

Learn more about the impact and and accomplishments of the historic Executive Order on Increasing Access to High-Quality Care and Supporting Caregivers. Created in partnership with SEIU, this PDF provides an overview of the Biden administration's Care Infrastructure and Economy Opportunity Plan. It outlines the key components of the plan, including investments in home and community-based care, childcare, and workforce development. Additionally, it highlights the importance of passing legislation to support these initiatives and addresses the critical need for equitable care solutions.

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February 2024 · Domestic Workers Economic Situation Report

The most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Employment Situation Report shows payroll job growth was above market expectations, while the unemployment rate ticked up. NDWA’s February data shows a decrease to 19% in joblessness for surveyed domestic workers after three months of remaining between 21 and 20%. However, joblessness remains higher than the rate of 9% who reported having no jobs before COVID-19.

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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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