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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:02 PM

More than 860,000 women dropped out of the labor force in September, according to new report

This is why the so called news of a recovery is BS. Unemployment is going down because hundreds of thousands of women have dropped out of the labor force permanently or indefinitely due to the pandemic.


As the economy slowly tries to recover during the coronavirus pandemic, new data shows that women are still being disproportionately impacted by today's crisis.

Between August and September, nearly 1.1 million workers ages 20 and over dropped out of the labor force, meaning they are no longer working or looking for work. Of those workers, 865,000 of them were women, a number that is four times higher than the 216,000 men who also left the workforce, according to a National Women's Law Center analysis.

"This is the devastating impact of the ongoing breakdown of our nation's caregiving infrastructure in the face of Covid-19," Emily Martin, vice president for education and workplace justice at NWLC, tells CNBC Make It. "As families across the country struggle to figure out how to keep their jobs while also making sure their children are cared for, safe and learning every day, it's women who are being pushed out of work."

While all women are undoubtedly feeling the brunt of today's pandemic, Martin adds that Black women and Latinas are still seeing the highest rates of unemployment, "demonstrating the ways Covid-19 is deepening the already sharp inequities in our economy."

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Cracklin Charlie Oct 29 #1

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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 01:37 PM

1. They moved into the unpaid labor force.

Moms as teachers.

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