Labor market coronavirus gender-gap media coverage on NPR’s Marketplace
Reporting by Nancy Marshall-Genzer.
The Labor Department said Thursday that another 2.1 million people filed for unemployment last week. And most of the workers who lost their jobs last month were women — 55%, according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
Some new jobs are being created right now, according to Andrew Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
“The jobs that are being added tend to be on the back end — on the supply chain, logistics, in the warehouses,” he said.
But that work is mainly done by men.