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Unemployment among women, especially those who head families, remains high, and many women are at risk of losing unemployment insurance benefits. We're working for unemployment insurance reforms to expand coverage and improve benefits for women.

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Fact Sheet | Renewing Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits: Vital for Women & Families - and the Economy

January 24, 2014

Persistently high unemployment – and historic levels of long-term unemployment – necessitate renewing federal emergency unemployment insurance benefits that expired in December 2013.

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Fact Sheet | 60 Percent of Women’s Job Gains in the Recovery Are in the 10 Largest Low-Wage Jobs

July 23, 2013

Women have regained a large number of the jobs they lost during the recession, but their gains are highly concentrated in low-wage occupations. Sixty percent of the increase in employment for women between 2009 and 2012 was in the 10 largest occupations that typically pay less than $10.10 per hour. In contrast, these 10 low-wage occupations accounted for only 20 percent of men’s employment growth over the same period.

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Reports & Toolkits | Fourth Anniversary of the Recovery Shows Job Gains for Women—But a Long Road to a Full Recovery

July 10, 2013

This report analyzes the employment picture for women and men as of June 2013, the fourth anniversary of the recovery from the deep recession that began in December 2007. Although the pace of the recovery has picked up, especially for women, four years since the start of the recovery in June 2009, employment for women and men has yet to return to pre-recession levels.

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Fact Sheet | Women Sharing in Slow Job Growth, but Full Recovery Is a Long Way Off

August 2, 2013

This resource, updated monthly as new data on jobs and unemployment is released, shows how women are faring in the recovery that officially started in June 2009. 

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More Resources

Fact Sheet | Renewing Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits: Vital for Women & Families - and the Economy

January 24, 2014

| Letter to Senate and House in Support of Extending Emergency Unemployment Benefits

December 24, 2013

Fact Sheet | Women Sharing in Slow Job Growth, but Full Recovery Is a Long Way Off

August 02, 2013

Fact Sheet | 60 Percent of Women’s Job Gains in the Recovery Are in the 10 Largest Low-Wage Jobs

July 23, 2013