Employment has dropped sharply in the COVID-19 labor market—Black women face the largest losses: Employment-to-population ratio by race and gender, February–April 2020

February March April
All white workers 61.3% 60.2 51.8 
All Black workers 59.4  57.8 48.8
White men 67.5  66.2 58.3
White women 55.4  54.5 45.5
Black men 60.7  59.6 50.5
Black women 58.4  56.2 47.4


Note: White refers to non-Hispanic whites, Black refers to Blacks alone. The employment-to-population ratio is the share of the population who are working.

Source: EPI analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey public data.

View the underlying data on epi.org.