Hispanic women are disproportionally affected by the gender wage gap. A Hispanic woman earns just 55 cents for ever… https://t.co/73MEt7NdUU
Hispanic Workers Kept the U.S. Economy Moving During the Coronavirus Pandemic but Face Lower Wages and Poor Working Conditions
The U.S. economy relies on the 62 million Hispanic Americans who make up a disproportionate share of the essential workforce and face significant barriers in the workplace. This report provides a comprehensive look at the essential contributions of Hispanic workers and the structural barriers they face.
Lessons Learned from Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Should Be Applied to Permanent Reforms of Unemployment Insurance
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, emergency Unemployment Insurance (UI) programs helped keep the economy afloat and provided a critical lifeline for millions of Americans who lost their jobs through no fault of their own. Emergency UI programs, which were created under the CARES Act in March 2020, were designed to stabilize both the economy and households by replacing enough of unemployed workers’ lost income so they could continue to put food on the table, remain stably housed and pay their bills. By helping more unemployed people make ends meet, emergency UI spending supported local businesses and helped stabilize the whole economy during the worst recession since the Great Depression.
The American Rescue Plan and Bipartisan Emergency Measures Helped Keep 50 Million People Out Of Poverty
The American Rescue Plan and bipartisan emergency measures played a significant role in lowering the poverty rate in 2021, successfully alleviating hardship during an unprecedented national crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Recent analysis by the Urban Institute found that these bills, combined with existing benefit programs, reduced the projected poverty rate in 2021 by two-thirds and kept an estimated 50 million Americans out of poverty.
Democratic Committee Members
Reverend Raphael Warnock