Disastrous Jobs Report Underscores Need for Protection and Relief

The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have had disastrous implications for workers. In the latest release of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly Employment Situation for the month of April 2020, unemployment has reached extraordinary levels with some data figures reaching unprecedented heights.

This fact sheet analyzes April’s report to highlight the implications that this economic downturn has had on workers paid low wages and workers of color, and stresses the need for relief and protection for these communities.