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275,000 more women left the labor force in January

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A new analysis from the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) found that 275,000 more women left the workforce in January, meaning they are no longer working or looking for work.

The analysis comes from January’s jobs report, released on Friday. As Insider’s Ben Winck reported, nonfarm payrolls added 49,000 jobs in January — a small improvement — but the gains fell short of economists’ estimations. 

Throughout the pandemic, women have been disproportionately impacted by unemployment. Some may have left the labor force as childcare options disappeared; others worked in jobs that will never return. details ⇒

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