As the COVID-19 pandemic severely disrupted America’s economic and social life, it also exposed long-lived inequities across racial and ethnic groups. Latinx, together with Black Americans, disproportionately shouldered the burden of this far-reaching crisis. Overrepresented in frontline positions, both groups were among the most severely affected in terms of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. The pandemic also took its toll in terms of job loss and business closures, with Latinx and Black workers and business owners once again affected the most.
Key findings include:
Despite comprising 18% of the United States overall workforce, Latinx talent represent:
• 7% of tech occupation
• 4% of tech leadership
• 2% of tech board members
• 2% of venture capital investment professionals
• 2% of tech startup founder