The September Latino jobs report highlights the devastating impact of coronavirus related job and income loss on Latinos who rent their homes. Latinos are disproportionately represented in low-wage sectors, where employees were among the first to have their hours or wages cut and are less likely to have returned to work months after the first closures. As a result of these losses and a lack of access to housing counseling and housing support, many Latino families are now facing eviction across the country.
Despite an overall drop in unemployment in September, Latino unemployment remained constant at 10%. This is likely due to the sectors where Latinos are overrepresented as employees and their slow recovery, namely the food service sector where more than 2 million jobs have yet to return to the economy.