The State of Working Women in the U.S

The COVID-19 pandemic upended the labor market, with major consequences for working women. The pandemic reversed women’s workplace gains as millions left the workforce to focus on their families. Female-dominated industries shed jobs and the effects will be long-lasting.

Just how big of an impact did coronavirus have on women in the workforce? Check out the stats below:

  • Compared to before COVID, 1.8M fewer women are in the U.S. labor force.
  • 44 percent of women were the only ones in their household providing care when schools and daycare shut down, compared to just 14 percent of men.
  • Women’s jobs were found to be almost two times as vulnerable as men’s jobs during the pandemic.

For more interesting statistics regarding the current state of the workforce for women, download Acara’s latest infographic.

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