Women suffer most from pandemic unemployment, report finds

PwC analysis shows that increased care responsibilities have caused more women than men to leave the workforce

5th March, 2021
Women suffer most from pandemic unemployment, report finds
Women have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic due to factors such as the closure of industries such as hospitality and food. Picture: Getty

Women have been worse hit than men by unemployment caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to analysis by PwC.

The report found that women had left the workforce at a greater rate than men due to the increased care responsibilities brought about by Covid-19-related lockdowns.

It also predicted that more women would permanently leave the labour market because of the continuing higher care burdens.

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