865,000 women dropped out of the workforce in September in the U.S.

Posted on October 15th, 2020

The Fortune article highlights the substantial number of women who dropped out of the labour market in September. These numbers were calculated by the National Women's Law Center and were based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics' job report for that month.

865,000 – this figure is particularly alarming when compared with the 216,000men who left their jobs during the same period. This means that 80% of all workers who left the workforce in September were women. In other words, four times more women stopped working than men. The 865,000 includes 324,000 Latina and 58,000 Black women, who alone represent more job losses than the total number of men.

The National Women’s Law Center published a fact sheet on the occurrence, which provides further facts and figures indicating that women are disproportionately affected by pandemic job losses. Find the fact sheet here.

Read the full article here.

Source: Hinchliffe, E., ” 865,000 women dropped out of the workforce in September. Lack of access to childcare is leading women to leave the workforce.”, Fortune Magazine, October 05 2020.

Image source: Fortune Magazine, Getty Images.

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