A Latino woman in the United States had to work nearly 10 more months to earn the same salaries as a white man in 2020, according to Equal Pay Day, prepared by the nongovernmental organization UnidosUS, which warns that COVID-19 has not done more and is exacerbating the problem. The situation is already precarious for this group.
Starting January 1, 2020, Latinas on Thursday, October 21, reached the same salary as the white man last year, said the organization, the leading advocate for the rights of the Hispanic community, which stands at 62.1 million people. In the country, according to the latest census.
before pandemicThe rate of female integration into the labor force was nine times that of the rest of the country’s women, but this increase was not converted into wages. For every dollar a white man earns, Latinas earn an average of $0.57; Asians 0.90; and white, 0.71.
This group recorded 1.7 more cases of COVID-19 of eggs. Between February and April 2020, the unemployment rate for Latinas rose from 5% to more than 20%. Although Latinas now stand at 8.5%, Latinas still “find structural barriers to earning the same wages,” the report says.
“Latinas are overrepresented in low-paying jobs where telecommuting opportunities are scarce or non-existent, and even before the pandemic, benefits such as sick leave or family leave were lacking.”, denounced the authors of the report.
In May 2021, 67% of Latinas ages 25 to 54 were employed, compared to 71% before the pandemic, which means 4% lost or had to quit their jobs to take care of family.
According to a report by the University of Los Angeles on this community, cited by the organization, Latinas worked mostly in services that suffered the most from the incarceration it caused. COVID-19.
But even in jobs that require more training, Latinas pay lower than those of the rest of the groups, he warns. UnidosUS.
At a general level, Equal Pay Day in the United States was last March 24.
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