Pandemic unemployment hits Arkansas women harder than men

The pandemic has caused people to lose their jobs and businesses to close. New data shows that these impacts are hardest on women–and even more so on women of color.

Across the country and in Arkansas, women’s unemployment outpaces men’s.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 140,000 jobs lost in December were all held by women. During that same time, men gained 16,000 jobs.

“The hardest hit during this recession are single mothers who are working and have kids to take care of,” said Dr. Michael Pakko.

Read the full article on the KATV Channel 7 website here.