Experts Say COVID-19 Sparked ‘America’s First Female Recession’

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted working women, reversing years of job gains and economic advancement.

Experts Say COVID-19 Sparked ‘America’s First Female Recession’
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. Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo
Experts Say COVID-19 Sparked ‘America’s First Female Recession’
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. Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo

Experts Say COVID-19 Sparked ‘America’s First Female Recession’

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted working women, reversing years of job gains and economic advancement.

For the first time since 1948, the unemployment rate of women in the U.S. has reached double digits.

Reset takes a closer look at why job losses are hurting women more than men, and how the COVID-19 recession is different from others.

GUESTS: Chabeli Carrazana, women and the economy reporter for The 19th

Jane Olmstead-Rumsey, researcher at Northwestern University