Much has been shared about the heavy toll that COVID-19 had on women in the workplace. According to a recent study conducted by the National Women's Law Center, 80% of all workers over the age of 20 who left the workforce in January of 2021 were women. This alarming statistic of women who are now exiting their jobs at 4X the rate of men comes on the heels of a year-long loss for American women of 5 million jobs. More than 2.3 million women have left work entirely, putting women's participation rate in the labor force at 57%, the lowest it's been since 1988. Add the intersectionality of race and the scale tips even further.
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