Fewer women than men to regain employment during Covid recovery: ILO

GENEVA: Inequalities between women and men in the job market that have been exacerbated due to the Covid-19 pandemic will persist and there will be 13 million fewer women employed in 2021 than in 2019, while men’s employment will have succeeded in recovering, an International Labor Organization (ILO) report projected Monday.

“Even though the projected jobs growth in 2021 for women exceeds that of men, it will, nonetheless, be insufficient to bring women back to pre-pandemic employment levels,” Anadolu Agency quoted the ILO report says.

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