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As Unemployment Drops, Gains Made by Women in the Workforce Remain Threatened by Historic Job Losses and Lack of Childcare

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lea Woods | 202-785-5100 | woods@iwpr.org In January, women made a little more than 50 percent of workers on payroll. Today, they make up just 49.2 percent due to tremendous job loss since March in sectors dominated by women. Women dominated [...]

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Women’s Job Losses Over Past Month Quintuple Women’s Total Job Losses During Great Recession

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lea Woods | 202-785-5100 | woods@iwpr.org Women no longer workforce majority after sustained job losses wipe out economic gains. Washington, DC — Unemployment data released May 8, 2020 show mounting job losses for both women and men. Women continue to lose a disproportionate number [...]

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Breadwinner Mothers Face Additional Burden and Dual Role During Pandemic: Primary Wage Earner and Primary Care Provider

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lea Woods | 202-785-5100 | woods@iwpr.org Half of all U.S. households with children under the age of 18 have a breadwinner mother—an earner: single, married, or head of household—that contributes at least 40 percent of household income. Breadwinner mothers of color [...]

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Looming Economic Downturn Will Hit Women Hardest as They Make Up Majority of Job Losses Across All But Three Sectors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lea Woods | 202-785-5100 | woods@iwpr.org Since March, Women lost nearly 6 out of every 10 jobs across all sectors, with the service sector most impacted. Job loss among women were highest in retail and leisure and hospitality at 396,000. Washington, [...]

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IWPR Launches Equal Pay Day Campaign

Also, new IWPR research released shows men out earn women in nearly every occupation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lea Woods | 202-785-5100 | woods@iwpr.org Washington, DC — The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) is launching a multi-platform, multi-pronged campaign today that will highlight the impact [...]

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Despite Increased Labor Force Participation Among Women, Gender Wage Gap Persists, Even in the Occupations They Dominate

Men out earn women in nearly every occupation and sector, making the gender pay gap nearly impossible to close Contact: Lea Woods | 202-785-5100 | woods@iwpr.org Washington, DC— Women’s median earnings are lower than men’s in nearly all occupations, according to a new IWPR report. In the top [...]

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