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Women’s employment is moving in the right direction, but it hasn’t turned a corner yet

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Throughout the pandemic, the story of unemployment has been a roller coaster, taking myriad twists and turns. March’s jobs report brought new highs, and April brought disappointing lows. May’s jobs report falls somewhere in between, coming in below expectations but still showing acceleration as unemployment dipped.

One group, however, has been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic’s economic devastation: Women. In April, women’s unemployment dropped because more women were leaving the labor force completely. But May’s jobs report signaled a slightly better story.

“It was just a solid month, and we need that,” Jasmine Tucker, details ⇒

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