Women’s Employment Update: Women Gain Most of the New Jobs in July As Low-Wage Sectors Grow

Abby Lane, Fellow, writes for the National Women’s Law Center’s blog: “There was good news in July as adult women’s unemployment rate matched its recovery-era low at 6.5 percent. However, this rate is still 1.5 times as high as the unemployment rate for adult women when the recession began in December 2007. Additionally – adult African-American women, adult Hispanic women, and single moms all still have unemployment rates several percentage points above this level.”