Latino Jobs Report Latino Unemployment Rate Remains the Highest at 17.6%
The May Latino jobs report shows the devastating toll that the pandemic is still having on Latinas, in particular. More than 3 million households in the United States are headed by Latinas, and the majority of Latina mothers are key breadwinners for their families, meaning their households rely heavily on their wages.
Latinas are bearing a large brunt of the pandemic’s disastrous impacts and are almost twice as likely to be unemployed as White men. Even before the spread of coronavirus, Latinas were struggling economically as they have been overrepresented in low-wage occupations and have been provided with limited access to benefits like paid leave.