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Women of colour are worst affected by the U.S. COVID-19 labour shock

Women's employment is a big part of average household income across America. Image: REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Howard Schneider

Federal Reserve Correspondent, Reuters

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Thousands line up outside a temporary unemployment office established by the Kentucky Labor Cabinet at the State Capitol Annex in Frankfort, Kentucky, U.S. June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston - RC27BH9JQDSV
Thousands line up outside a temporary unemployment office. Image: REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

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Labor force participation among women.
Labor force participation among women. Image: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Women's labor force participation, post pandemic.
Women's labor force participation, post pandemic. Image: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Women's participation by age.
Women's participation by age. Image: Bureau of Labor Statistics
September job market changes by race and gender.
September job market changes by race and gender. Image: Bureau of Labor Statistics
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