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‘Shecession’: The Pandemic’s Impact On Women In The Workforce

The ‘shecession.’ More women are losing their jobs than men. What’s the long-term impact on families?

“865,000 women left the workforce last month” — “The figure captures the enduring challenges faced by women who make up the majority of the workforce in fields that have been hardest hit by social distancing and COVID-19 – particularly retail and hospitality – and the ongoing dissolution of the child care industry that has left many working mothers without options. “

“The September jobs numbers, released by the Labor Department on Friday, confirmed what economists and experts had feared: The recession unleashed by the pandemic is sidelining hundreds of thousands of women and wiping out the hard-fought gains they made in the workplace over the past few years.”

“One in four women are considering downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce entirely because of the impact of COVID-19, according to a new report.”

“The Great Recession hit male-dominated professions hard. This time around, women are bearing the brunt of the economic crisis. They must be at the forefront of our recovery.” Read more via WBur

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