8 Fast Facts About Caribbean Immigrant Women In The U.S.

Caribbean-immigrants-NY-carnivalBy NAN Staff Writer

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Mar. 17, 2017: In honor of Women’s History Month, here are 8 fast about the female Caribbean bloc in the United States you should know according to conservative US Census data:

1: An estimated 57 percent of the Caribbean immigrant population in the U.S. are women.

2: The gender imbalance was more pronounced among immigrants from certain Caribbean countries, for example: Grenada (60.1 percent women), Barbados (58.3 percent women), Trinidad and Tobago (56.1 percent women), the Dominican Republic (55.8 percent women), and Jamaica (55.7 percent women), according to the Migration Policy Center.

3: In the case of Cuba, however, the gender ratio was more even with immigrant men outnumbering women only slightly (50.5 percent men).

4: Caribbean-born women (63.6 percent) had a higher labor-force participation rate than did foreign-born women overall (57.4 percent).

5: Some million Caribbean-born female workers age 16 and older, 21.7 percent reported working in service occupations.

6: Some 16.5 percent of Caribbean women reported occupying  administrative support positions while 16.2 percent were in healthcare roles.

7: Among full-time, year-round workers, the median earnings for Caribbean-born women ($25,000) were the same as those for all foreign-born women ($25,000).

8: The Caribbean-born women with highest median earnings were from Anguilla ($41,538), the British Virgin Islands ($35,096), and the Netherlands Antilles ($31,818). Those with the lowest median earnings were from the Dominican Republic ($19,547), Haiti ($22,267), and Martinique ($23,681).