Hispanic and Black Americans are most likely to experience layoffs related to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a poll from The Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that as released on Friday.
Thirty-eight percent of Hispanic Americans surveyed said that either they or someone in their households was laid off during the pandemic, while 29 percent of Black Americans reported the same.
By comparison, 21 percent of White Americans reported that either they or someone in their household was laid off due to the pandemic.
Sixty-two percent of Hispanic Americans and 54 percent of Black Americans say that have lost some form of household income during the pandemic including job loss, pay cuts, cut in hours and unpaid leave. By comparison, 45 percent of white Americans said the same.
Roughly 6 in 10 Hispanics and about half of Black Americans say the income loss has had some form of impact on their financial situation, compared to 4 in 10 white Americans.
About half of Hispanics said they are still feeling the effects of income loss and that it would take at least six months to recover, compared to a third of Black Americans and a quarter of White Americans.
Over 29 million coronavirus infections have been recorded in the U.S. since the pandemic began and over 530,000 people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The pandemic has disproportionally impacted communities of color, who are at higher risk for contracting the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The poll surveyed 1,434 adults between Feb. 25 and March 1. It has a margin of error of +/- 3.4 percentage points.