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In every economic recession of the last 50 years, Black women have had higher unemployment rates than white men – and the recovery rates of Black men and women have been slower than white workers. Read how building a more inclusive economy benefits us all.
To celebrate 100 years of working for working women, the Women’s Bureau has created an interactive visualization highlighting women’s participation in the workforce and top occupations since 1920.
After struggling to afford a college degree, Hadia found a way to earn and learn that’s bringing her closer to a new career.
After life threw her a curve ball, Josie Johnson needed a new job to support her three children. An opportunity to apprentice in the roofing industry boosted her confidence and set her on a path to economic security.
Oleta Crain, a former regional administrator of the Department’s Women’s Bureau, was one of three African American women to serve as an officer in World War II.
A pipefitting/welding apprenticeship has launched a new career for Ginger Pike, who says she has gained confidence in herself and no longer has to work two or three jobs to make ends meet.
Pursuing an apprenticeship was the best decision I have ever made,” said Regina, who completed a machining apprenticeship in her 30s.
With help from Montana’s apprenticeship program, Sierra turned a fascination with electricity into a rewarding career.
After several years in the U.S. Marine Corps, including two deployments to Afghanistan, Rachael Moore was ready to trade her combat boots for business shoes. The Transition Assistance Program helped get her there.
In recognition of Hispanic women’s significant contributions to the labor force, here are six statistics demonstrating their growing influence as drivers of economic productivity and entrepreneurs.