Study ranks Minnesota the best state for women

1 Mar 2021

In 2020, the pandemic had a disproportionate negative effect on women’s employment — leading to the coining of the phrase “she-cession.” In December alone, the U.S. economy lost 140,000 net jobs, with 156,000 women leaving the workforce while men gained 16,000 jobs.

The study noted that women hold nearly two-thirds of all minimum-wage jobs in the country.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare the deep gaps in our economic and social infrastructure that have resulted from decades of underinvestment and policy choices,” said Andrea Johnson and Jenalyn Sotto of the National Women’s Law Center, who were asked to react to the study. “To recover and rebuild from the pandemic and economic crisis, states must center the needs of women, especially women of color — at work, at school, at home, and in their communities.

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