COVID-19 and Economic Opportunity: Inequities in the Employment Crisis


The COVID-19 pandemic caused an unprecedented economic crisis with inequitable effects. Overall employment figures mask the disparate impacts on some communities of color, women, and low-wage workers. These groups were more likely to lose jobs, reduce hours worked, or withdraw from the labor market. Employment conditions are not improving for everyone, most notably for women of color, and steps are needed to ensure the recovery is equitable.

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