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May 1, 2020

Women accounted for majority of the 30 million workers who filed for unemployment benefits in the US in the last two months

By Paul Dennis

Women accounted for majority of the 30 million workers who filed for unemployment benefits in the US in the last two months.

Women working as waitresses, hairdressers and cosmetologists, retail salespeople, bartenders, and childcare workers were some of the hardest hit by the lockdown measures implemented to curb the spread of Covid-19.

The unprecedented surge in claims has made it difficult for states to clear them.

While some experts recommend an increase in unemployment benefits, others warn that it may lead to more unemployment as workers may be reluctant to return to work.

 

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