Gender gap in jobs report: Men regained jobs lost in COVID. Not women. – USA TODAY

by | Aug 21, 2022 | Jobs

Last month, the U.S. added a booming 528,000 jobs and now has recovered all 22 million lost in the pandemic.But the milestone masks another type of gender gap (that’s not about wages).Men recouped all 10.1 million of their vanished jobs and topped their February 2020 level by 132,000 in July, Labor Department figures show. Yet women, who lost 11.9 million positions during the crisis, are still 100,000 shy of their pre-COVID mark, according to a Labor survey of employers that results in the headline job gains.

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