Karen Nussbaum

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9to5 organizer Karen Nussbaum on “The Story of a Movement”

Sign up for Marketplace newsletters, including Econ Extra Credit, here. Just over a year ago, women overtook men as the majority of the United States workforce. In 2019, employers added 600,000 men to their payrolls and more than twice that many women — 1.5 million. Economists expected women to continue edging ahead. But a shock to the system — the COVID-19 pandemic — has abruptly reversed that trend. In 2020, American men lost 1.8 million jobs while women lost 2.4 million. It’s been called a “she-cession.”
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