Women's workforce participation encouraging - Stevenson

September 4, 2023 Marketplace

Betsey Stevenson, Marketplace: “Men’s labor force participation has been growing, but women’s has been growing by just a tiny bit more,” noted Betsey Stevenson, an economist at the University of Michigan.

That’s been a happy surprise, she said, because job losses and disruptions during the pandemic hit women workers much harder. “A lot of people, myself included, were really worried that the pandemic would knock these women off course and we would take decades to get back to where we were in 2019,” Stevenson said.