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FACT SHEET: The American Jobs Plan Will Support Women’s Employment

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There are now 3.7 million fewer women working than there were in February 2020, in large part because of the pandemic, eroding more than 30 years of progress in women’s labor force participation. Even more women have reduced their hours. Many others have managed precarious job conditions and additional caregiving responsibilities, threatening economic security for them and their families and unmasking the fragility of our caregiving infrastructure. Our economic recovery depends on addressing longstanding discrimination and barriers that have hampered women—particularly women of color—from fully participating in the labor force. The resulting gender and racial income and wealth gaps have…

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FACT SHEET: The American Jobs Plan Will Support Women’s Employment

6 mins read

There are now 3.7 million fewer women working than there were in February 2020, in large part because of the pandemic, eroding more than 30 years of progress in women’s labor force participation. Even more women have reduced their hours. Many others have managed precarious job conditions and additional caregiving responsibilities, threatening economic security for…