Yasmine Parrish was on top of their game. The marketing consultant in Los Angeles working with fashion and beauty brands, has been successfully put their customers at conventions, conferences and consumer-oriented events around the country. “I have more money in February than any other month in my entire career,” said Parrish, 32. “I was in a place I had always wanted to be in terms of the customer likes.” Then the shot pandemic will. Events across the country were canceled, about two-thirds cut Parrish income. He handed her $6,000 in savings for unemployment benefits and the mortgage payments low. Well, they tried to pivot their business to other marketing channels that are not based on the kind of crowded events that have been canceled or delayed due to the crown. The Parrish situation is familiar to millions of women in the employment numbers in the United States on June 5 show released, that the economic downturn triggered by COVID-19 has been particularly devastating for women. When the country’s first women’s disabilities left the labor force at a higher rate than men. Now, as the country begins to open again, women with a lower rate than men an early sign that the economic pain for women will take much longer reinstated. Women account for 55% of the 22 million jobs lost in March and April, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). But they made only 45% of the 2.5 million jobs that have come in May. Only a few months before the virus ticked women appeared in the United States, after 50% of the workforce for the first time during a period of non-recession in American history. (The women continued to short the majority during the Great Recession, especially since the male heavy industries such as manufacturing and construction was always beaten.) Now, that number has dropped to 49.2% -the lowest level since 2008 . “we get finally, on this point, and the majority, and now we are slipping back,” says Jasmine Tucker, head of research at the national Women’s law Center. “We destroyed all the gains of the past decade in a month.” Historically American recessions have caused the brakes on their spending per set, has less production of goods results. That usually male-dominated industries such as the production of most affected areas where women have a greater presence has always been, such as education and food. “In the whole post-war period, recessions men were more affected than women,” says Alon Titan, an assistant professor of economics at the University of California at San Diego. “This situation is atypical.” This is mainly because this recession was triggered by the arrest of certain types of businesses in the name of public health. In many of these areas such as education, health care and leisure and hospitality Women they are over-represented, according to the BLS. And not only that these are the most affected by social distancing measures of the sectors, they are the ones who take to retrieve the longest. It would also be the beginning of April, published in a research paper, Alon that stay-at-home measures provided for in the higher unemployment rates for women cause, that 28% of male employees have a US work , on the basis of its results, which are made from easy at home, compared to only 22% of female employees. “The women were working in jobs that are just outside,” says Tucker. “People will not go on vacation for a long time. Restaurants open, but there will be less capacity. Do not set your entire back of the staff”. However, these factors only explain part of the disparity. Women have been affected across the board to lose jobs in excessively high rates in most industrial sectors and slower than their male colleagues return to the workforce, even in sectors where employment levels have been mainly general neutral. In detail, for example, women were 50% of COVID jobs. But they have suffered 60% losses in the sector in April and represented only 49% of profits in May. Even in professional and business services, where women accounted for 46% of the sector, he has endured more than half of the losses in April and accounted for only a third of the gains in May. political experts say that this is primarily the result of women to juggle work and an inadequate social support system in a country of care for families. Regardless of the industry in which they work, women were for the closure of schools and child care in previous recessions has been in question is not a big deal. “What do you do when stay-at-home orders increased, but there is no school or camp?” Asks Nicole Mason, president of the Institute for Policy Research on women. “If you are in a service area, where if you do not show up, does not pay true that women are making calculations.” Parrish, the L.A.-based marketing consultant should feel the pressure in the first person. As a single mother, she was with little time to pursue new job opportunities when the pre-closed the child. “It ‘hard to perform at peak level with clients that I held,” he says. their reconstruction activities will continue to be a challenge when the school is not open in the fall full-time again. Parrish also know that, as a black person, they will face more challenges. In May, after half a dozen interviews, it was passed over for a position in a company that sells beauty products and baby. He would help her ten years of experience and breadth of contacts in the industry hoped to land me the job, but a friend at the company told her that the position at the end goes to a white woman. In returning to the world of work, women of color face a double challenge. They make a substantial part of the services sector, which probably slower to reinstate the workers. In addition, they are racist and sexist discrimination, which makes it more difficult to land a job even in economically strong times. The data confirms that women do the color with more economic difficulties than their white counterparts. Overall, less than 14% of women older than 20 are currently unemployed. But among Hispanic women, the rate is 19% and black women is 16.5% -an uptick of 16.4% in April, despite the improvements for any target audience. “There will be a difference in performance,” says Tucker. “Just think of the opportunities that white men get to obtain than black women.” Parrish is confident that the protests against the institutional racism that have swept the country in recent weeks are companies attract the attention of more inclusive recruitment practices. But in the end, he says, “the best strategy diversity in the world means nothing if the employer does not control bias. This movement” Image copyright Chandan Khanna AFP / Getty Images must change people’s minds.
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