The most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) monthly jobs report shows that the economy gained 531,000 jobs in October 2021. Women gained 57.3% of these jobs, or 304,000, while men gained 227,000 jobs last month. Despite these gains, it would take nearly eight months of growth at October’s level to gain back the over 4.2 million jobs the economy has lost since February 2020.

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