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5/2/2014 (2 years ago)

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Data took into account those not actively seeking work over the past four weeks

Having won the right to enter the marketplace alongside men, the number of women currently without work in the U.S. has proved to be discouraging. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of women 16 years and older not in the labor force climbed to a record high of 55,116,000 in April.

Having won the right to enter the marketplace alongside men, the number of women without work in the U.S. currently has proved to be discouraging.

Having won the right to enter the marketplace alongside men, the number of women without work in the U.S. currently has proved to be discouraging.


By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (

5/2/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Unemployment, women, Bureau of Labor Statistics

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - This means that there were 55,116,000 women, older than 16 years who were in the civilian non-institutional population who not only did not have a job, but didn't actively seek one in the last four weeks. These figures are up 428,000 from the 54,688,000 women who were not in the labor force in March.

According to BLS, the labor force participation rate for women in April was 56.9 percent, marginally down from 57.2 percent in March. The bureau reached its conclusions based on the civilian non-institutional population, which is the number of people in the country 16 or older who are not in the military or an institution.

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The labor force participation rate is the percentage of this population that either has a job or actively sought one in the last four weeks.

The female civilian labor force was 72,835,000 in April which was down 340,000 from the 73,175,000 in March.

The unemployment rate for women also decreased from 6.6 percent in March to 6.1 percent in April.

One female corporate lawyer, laid off in 2009, has grown increasingly frustrated. Applying to over a thousand jobs, everything from secretary to file clerk to daycare worker and she has yet to be called for an interview.

"It's frightening," she told the Huffington Post. "Interviews are like seeking unicorns. I've even gotten a status update on two different jobs saying I'm the best qualified, but then I never hear anything after that. It's hard not to rake through one's brain trying to figure out why. Is it my age or my gender holding me back?"

This gibes with date from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were nearly five unemployed workers in America for every open position in May. While the ratio has significantly dropped over the course of the past year, competition in the job market is still extremely high, especially for the long-term unemployed.


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