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Prepandemic employment levels for the most vulnerable, especially American women, won’t return until after 2024

Female workers will remain the most vulnerable population in the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, as will workers who earn less than $25,000 annually and those without high-school education in the US.

Recovery for women and those with lower educational attainment or income is likely to lag behind counterparts through 2024.
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To read the article, see “Achieving an inclusive US economic recovery,” February 3, 2021.