The coronavirus is a catastrophe for low paid workers. With women filling the majority of these jobs, the tragedy of unemployment and the lack of adequate unemployment insurance will fall disproportionately on them. NC’s meager unemployment compensation program is both callous and bad for the economy. The NCGA must fix these deficiencies in unemployment compensation and improve situations for women and families with laws to help them survive the pandemic and beyond.
Wondering how women are doing in the US of A? There are some extremely large disparities between women and men, and also between women in different parts of the country, and by race and ethnicity. Read these new studies published in 2015 by the The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR ).