Women and AAPI workers experienced disproportionate losses in the leisure and hospitality sector: Employment share in 2019 and share of losses in 2020, by race/ethnicity and gender

Shares of employment in 2019 Shares of employment losses in 2020
Men 47.9% 44.3%
Female 52.1% 55.7%
White 51.6% 47.7%
Black 13.6% 14.5%
Hispanic 25.4% 24.8%
Asian 7.9% 11.2%

Note: 2019” refers to the 12 months from March 2019 to February 2020 and “2020” refers to the 12 months from March 2020 to February 2021. Racial and ethnic categories are mutually exclusive. Hispanic refers to Hispanic/Latinx of any race while white, Black, and AAPI refers to non-Hispanic whites, non-Hispanic Blacks, and non-Hispanic Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, respectively.

Source: Economic Policy. Institute Current Population Survey Extracts, Version 1.0.15 (2021), https://microdata.epi.org.

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