Women accounted for majority of the 30 million workers who filed for unemployment benefits in the US in the last two months

1st May 2020 (Last Updated May 1st, 2020 09:50)

Women accounted for majority of the 30 million workers who filed for unemployment benefits in the US in the last two months.

Women working as waitresses, hairdressers and cosmetologists, retail salespeople, bartenders, and childcare workers were some of the hardest hit by the lockdown measures implemented to curb the spread of Covid-19.

The unprecedented surge in claims has made it difficult for states to clear them.

While some experts recommend an increase in unemployment benefits, others warn that it may lead to more unemployment as workers may be reluctant to return to work.

 

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