On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a much-anticipated jobs report, noting that employment in the United States rose by only 266,000 jobs in April. While debate rages about whether additional unemployment benefits have disincentivized a return to work, many agree that circumstances facing women played a major role. A look at the geography of working women and April unemployment rates sheds light on the crucial role women play in bringing the nation back to pre-pandemic employment levels and the need for public policy that supports them.
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