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The pandemic put half a million Latinas out of work, earning just over half that of a white man

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During the pandemic half a million Latina women were left out of the workforce.

Within the framework of Equal Pay Day for Latinas, the figures are not flattering. A woman of Latino origin earns just 57 cents of every dollar a white man earns for her work. To this must be added one more blow against that group: the one left by the covid-19 pandemic.

This is how it is thrown by a Women’s National Law Center report, which added almost half a million of these women were left out of the United States workforce, and that the economic recovery does not show signs of reinstating them again.

In that way, hehe wage gaps are especially deep for the Hispanic community, and they get even worse when talking about women, who suffer from a higher unemployment rate.

During the pandemic, some 497,000 Latinas left the workforce and are no longer counted as unemployed. But if they were told, the unemployment rate in the group would have reached 9.3% in September and not to the 5.6% that the official numbers give.

“Latinas are 1.3 times more likely to be unemployed than a white man.”

Report “57 Cents on the Dollar Isn’t Enough for Latinas”, from the National Women’s Law Center.

And the fact that one in three Hispanics over the age of 16 was unemployed for six months or more in September, in addition to its seriousness alone, increases the likelihood that many of them will return to activity in low-paying jobs, and thus perpetuate wage gaps.

That’s because being unemployed for a long time hits the ability to cope with payments that every family faces, even the need to eat.

However, during the height of the pandemic, It was Latin women who joined the battle front: 28.4%, versus 12.6% of non-Hispanic white men.

Despite having done that fundamental work during difficult times, andThese workers received lower wages, According to the report.

For example, even in the case of nurses that was not as marked, they received 90 cents for every dollar earned by non-Hispanic white men. In the field of retail stores, a supervisor made 63 cents of every dollar a white man earned not considered Hispanic.

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