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Women In The Mountain West Continue To Struggle With Pandemic Job Losses

The country’s pandemic-induced recession and subsequent job losses have been hard on women. Particularly among Black and Latino working mothers, the number of women who have left the job market or reduced their hours is staggering. It's revealed lingering inequity in the home — and workplace. The December job numbers were especially brutal.

Mountain West News Bureau reporter Maggie Mullen gets Idaho Matters updated on how women in our region are coping now, and what this significant loss in the labor market could mean for the future.


Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!