Michigan Women ‘Struggling’ as They Leave Workforce. So Are Their Employers
David Wilkens, Bridge Michigan
Before the pandemic, women who resigned from their jobs at Development Centers, a Detroit non-profit, usually did so for a new position that advanced their careers. But since COVID-19 hit, they’ve left the workforce altogether to manage child care or family issues.
Nationally, the percentage of women who are working or looking for work has fallen to its lowest level since 1988, according to the National Women’s Law Center. In September, when students returned to online school-from-home, 865,000 women dropped out of the workforce—four times more than men. And the trend continues.