California Women Have Been Impacted The Most During COVID-19, Report Shows


With the state slowly but surely reopening the economy, it can be easy to forget just how much California has been through since the coronavirus was declared a global pandemic in March of 2020.

In June 2020, the California Budget & Police Center reported that between February and April of last year California lost 2.6 million jobs. Which is twice as many jobs Californians lost during the Great Recession over a three year period.

Furthermore, women and girls in California were hit the hardest by the financial impacts from the COVID-19 recession.

25% of women in California are unemployed compared to 20% of men, reports ABC10.

According to the Center for the Advancement of Women at Mount Saint Mary's University in Los Angeles, close to 80% of jobs lost during the pandemic have been in retail, education, hospitality, health care, and government.

In total, women have lost 2.5 million jobs in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic while men lost 1.8 million jobs.

The Center released their 2021 Report on the Status of Women and Girls In California this week.

Their findings show that 41% of mothers working from home also provided extra childcare while 15% of fathers did when schools switched to remote learning.

You can find the full 2021 report here.

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