COVID-19 and Unemployment: Assessing the Early Fallout for Immigrants and Other U.S. Workers
Even as the pandemic-induced loss of tens of millions of jobs over a period of weeks dealt a devastating blow across the United States, its effects were most pronounced on certain demographic groups: Immigrant women and, regardless whether they were born in or outside the United States, Latinos and workers with less than a high school degree or under age 25.
In April 2020, Latina immigrants had the highest jobless rate of all racial and ethnic groups: 22 percent. Overall, and regardless of their educational level, immigrant women of every major racial/ethnic group—with the exception of those who are Black—had higher unemployment rates than men.
Capps, R., Batalova, J., & Gelatt, J. (2020, June). COVID-19 and Unemployment: Assessing the Early Fallout for Immigrants and Other U.S. Workers [fact sheet]. Migration Policy Institute. https://www.migrationpolicy.org/research/covid-19-unemployment-immigrants-other-us-workers