Mothers still aren't fully back to work
Employment levels for mothers of young children are still lagging their pre-pandemic mark, according to a new analysis of women's economic recovery from jobs site Indeed.
Why it matters: Though women are almost back to where they were before — the reverberations of this era will linger.
- Women who left the labor market missed out on months of job experience and paychecks — likely to weigh on gender wage disparities for years to come.
Details: Overall, women's employment has not yet returned to its February 2020 level — although men's employment has, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
On the plus side: The shift to remote work and more flexibility for some workers seems here to stay, and has been beneficial to working parents.