The most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) monthly jobs report shows that the economy gained 559,000 jobs in May 2021, marking an increase in job growth after only 278,000 jobs were gained in April 2021. Women accounted for 56.2% of job gains last month, gaining 314,000 jobs while men gained 245,000. Nevertheless, women would need more than 13 straight months of job gains at last month’s level to recover the nearly 4.2 million net jobs they have lost since February 2020.
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