The April 2021 jobs report showed that the economy added 266,000 jobs, far below expectations and a sign that the economic recovery from the pandemic will be slow.
The hospitality and leisure sector experienced another month of job creation, while industries such as manufacturing and retail saw job loss.
At 7.9%, Latino unemployment saw no change from March 2021 and remains well above the national average of 6.1%. Latino labor force participation also decreased slightly by 0.3%. These numbers highlight the need for inclusive and bold policy solutions to spur job creation and reduce poverty and homelessness.