Pandemic stalls women’s workplace progress


Pandemic stalls women’s workplace progress

A report from PwC shows that the coronavirus crisis has halted and reversed years of women's progress in the workplace, with women more likely to lose their jobs or be furloughed. The report says female-dominated industries have the highest share of furloughed jobs, with more than half of those on the scheme women, even though only 48% of the workforce is female. The report says the pandemic has halted nine years of “consistent gains towards women's economic empowerment”, with PwC’s Laura Hinton saying the findings reveal the “very real” impact of the pandemic on women.


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