Why are more women losing jobs in Vermont?

Published: Jan. 12, 2021 at 6:40 PM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Unemployment numbers for Vermont released last week showed that 73% of Vermonters who lost their jobs since mid-November are women.

That number is even higher than those being seen throughout the country where gender has played a large role in job loss during the pandemic.

Liz Medina is the first woman ever hired as executive director of the Vermont AFL-CIO. She spoke with our Celine McArthur about why women are losing jobs at such a high rate in Vermont. Watch the video to see the full interview.

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