As Economy Improves, Pandemic Recession Continues To Impact Women

Virus Outbreak Illinois Unemployment Reporting
In this Thursday, May 7, 2020 photo, Nelis Rodriguez poses at her home in Chicago. Rodriguez has worked at the same restaurant for 21 years and in that time she never had to so much as think about getting another job. So, while she knew that much of the money she earns comes from tips and not the her $10-an-hour salary, she did not really appreciate what that meant until it was time to apply for unemployment. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press
Virus Outbreak Illinois Unemployment Reporting
In this Thursday, May 7, 2020 photo, Nelis Rodriguez poses at her home in Chicago. Rodriguez has worked at the same restaurant for 21 years and in that time she never had to so much as think about getting another job. So, while she knew that much of the money she earns comes from tips and not the her $10-an-hour salary, she did not really appreciate what that meant until it was time to apply for unemployment. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press

As Economy Improves, Pandemic Recession Continues To Impact Women

The recession brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on women, and the problems aren’t over yet.

Reset talks with a journalist covering the so-called “she-cession” about the severity of the situation and what the federal government could do to help solve the problem.

GUEST: Chabeli Carrazana, economy reporter for The 19th, an independent newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy