Profile of domestic workers in the U.S.

The National Domestic Workers Alliance published in 2012 the first-ever survey of domestic workers in the U.S. “HomeEconomics: The Invisible and Unregulated World of Domestic Work.”

World of Domestic Work” covers many aspects of the working lives of these workers, their legal status in labor protections, and who they are. Here are a few demographic facts:

Percentage foreign born: 46%. In contrast, 16% of the entire workforce is foreign born.

Of those foreign born what percentage undocumented: 47%. In contrast, for the entire immigrant workforce, about one third are undocumented.

Percentage Latino/a: 60%. In contrast, 16% of the entire workforce is Latino/Hispanic.

 

http://www.domesticworkers.org/sites/default/files/HomeEconomicsEnglish.pdf

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