Latinx workers are less likely to be able to work from home than white workers: Ability to work from home for Latinx and white workers, pre-pandemic (2017--2018 data); and shares of workers working at home every day, February 2020 and May 2020
|Ability to work from home||Latinx||White|
|Share of workers who could work at home, pre-pandemic||16.2%||29.9%|
|Share of workers working at home in February||5.2%||9.7%|
|Share of workers working at home in May||23.4%||39.4%|
|No longer employed||34.0%||22.5%|
|Working from home daily||12.3%||22.9%|
Note: White refers to non-Latinx whites; persons whose ethnicity is identified as Latinx may be of any race.
Sources: Real-Time Population Survey for May 10–16 and May 24–30, adapted from “Work from Home After the COVID-19 Outbreak” (Bick, Blandin, and Mertens 2020), Table 4; Bureau of Labor Statistics, Job Flexibilities and Work Schedules, 2017 and 2018; Bureau of Labor Statistics, American Time Use Survey microdata.