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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.
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.