April jobs report shows pandemic is having a devastating toll on Latino workers
Our country is reeling from enormous job losses, the likes of which have not been seen since the Great Depression. Latinos are on the front lines of the pandemic in essential jobs like health care and the food supply chain, but they also make up a large number of workers who have lost their jobs in industries that have been devastated by COVID-19 such as hospitality, travel and transportation, and restaurants.
- View the full UnidosUS Latino Jobs Report here.
The Latino unemployment rate more than tripled, rising from 6.0% to 18.9%. Research from last month shows that 61% of Latino households lost income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our Jobs Report provides an in-depth look at the significance of these figures, and the effect that the pandemic is having on our community’s well-being. Read on below to learn about the impact it’s had on our community as well as UnidosUS’s pandemic response.