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865,000 women left the workforce last month

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The nation’s first female recession deepened in September: More women left the labor force than the total number of jobs the country added last month. 

About 865,000 women dropped out of the workforce, compared to 216,000 men. Overall, the United States job market added 661,000 jobs between August and September, according to the latest jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday. 

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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

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The Undiscussed Problem About September’s Exodus Of Women In The Workforce

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Christine clarifies misconceptions about working mom consumers for brands and serves as an amplifier of their personal

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Childcare Management Software Market | Increase in Women Workforce to Boost the Market Growth

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There are a number of initiatives taken up by developed and developing countries to promote women’s engagement in the mainstream workforce. With a growing number of women shifting from the unorganized to the organized sector, there is an

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Interview With Sheryl Sandberg On The Shocking New Stats About Women Leaving The Workforce Due To COVID-19

A new study confirms what many of us have been suspecting, but now we have the concerning stats to prove it: one in four women are now considering leaving the workforce or downshifting their careers because of COVID-19.

That’s the alarming headline from this year’s Women in the Workplace report, which Lean In and consulting firm McKinsey & Company released last week. The comprehensive report—which is the largest study of the state of women in corporate America, involving 317 companies and representing over 12 million employees—marks the first time in six years of the annual report that researchers found evidence of women intending to leave their jobs at higher rates than men. Researchers warned that companies are at risk of losing up to 2 million women, which is already starting to occur according to the Labor Department’s latest report showing that 865,000 women left the workforce in

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Nearly 900,000 women left the American workforce in August. Here’s why that’s terrible news for everyone.



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A shocking number of women dropped out of the workforce last month

Hundreds of thousands of women — nearly eight times more than the number of men — dropped out of the US labor force last month, as the pandemic continues to exacerbate inequalities in America’s economy.



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About 617,000 women left the workforce in September alone, compared with only 78,000 men, according to government data released Friday. Half of the women who dropped out were in the prime working age of 35-44.

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While the huge number of dropouts also reduced the unemployment rate, the country-wide female jobless rate remained at 8% in September. For Black and Hispanic women, the unemployment rates are higher.

Women have been hit harder by this recession than by previous downturns. Industries that employ a lot of women, such as hospitality and leisure, are faring worse during the pandemic.

Women also are more likely to take on care responsibilities in the home,

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Women’s Career Trajectories Can Be a Model for an Aging Workforce

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Especially as life spans and careers get longer, we hear more about careers with two phases: A steady, effortful climb upward towards commercial success, and then a second phase dedicated to service to others. But for many women, the reality is exactly the reverse. It’s the first half of their lives that is spent balancing professional growth with serving and caring for a variety of others — often children and family — and the second half that affords them the possibility of prioritizing their own voices and ambitions. Many younger women feel trapped while in the first stage; for them, the existence of the second is welcome news. And as men’s career paths begin to look more like women’s, businesses and policy makers will need to take this alternative pattern into account for all their employees by extending flexible and part-time policies to the growing number of over-50

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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Says Employers Must “Lean In” To Protect Women’s Workforce Gains

American women are at risk of losing years of hard-won progress in the workplace.

Typically, 15% of both men and women contemplate downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce. As a result of Covid-19, the number of women is now almost 25% at any given time.

Even as the economy supposedly opens up, the prospects for working women continue to worsen. In September alone, the Labor Department reports that 865,000 women over 20 dropped out of the workforce—compared to 216,000 men.

This dire situation is the focus of the sixth annual Women in the Workplace report, produced jointly by McKinsey & Company and Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In Foundation. “What we are seeing in this report should terrify all of us,” Sandberg told NPR. “We are pulling the alarm bell here.”

If left unchecked, the report warns, such

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Why Did Hundreds of Thousands of Women Drop Out of the Workforce?

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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.

While the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 7.9 percent in September, far below the record high of nearly 15 percent in April, a large part of that drop was driven not so much by economic growth — though there were some job gains — but by hundreds of thousands of people leaving

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Women are leaving the workforce in droves

“You’ve been seeing smoke for a really long time and you finally see the fire,” said Michael Madowitz, an economist for the left-leaning Center for American Progress.

“This looks exactly like you would think this would look if there was going to be an unequal sharing of the extra child care burden.”

The data also suggest that pragmatic calculations are being done in households where women still often earn less than their spouses.

Although attitudes toward gender equality have improved, said Madowitz, the round-the-clock caregiving demands of the pandemic have forced many couples with dual incomes to choose just one: the better-paying one.

“Statistically speaking, that’s still more likely to be the male,” he said.

Multiple crises disproportionately affected women’s jobs during the pandemic, said Kate Bahn, director of Labor Market Policy for the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, which studies economic inequality.

In addition to maintaining their lead role

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