Congratulations, ladies! You’ve just been liberated from job-lock, whether you wanted to be or not…. Thank a Democrat on the way to the unemployment line.
The number of women who were unemployed in the United States climbed 180,000 in March, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
In March, there were 4,850,000 unemployed women, 180,000 more than the 4,670,000 American women were unemployed in February, according to BLS.
At the same time, the unemployment rate for women rose from 6.4 percent in February to 6.6 percent in March.
To be counted as unemployed, a person must have actively sought a job in the last four weeks and be part of what BLS calls the civilian noninstitutional population (meaning a person is 16 or older and not on active duty in the military or in an institution such as a prison, mental hospital or nursing home).
The number of American women who had jobs dropped 133,000 from February to March, declining from 68,458,000 to 68,325,000.
From February to March, the number of women in the civilian noninstitutional population increased by 84,000, climbing from 127,779,000 to 127,863,000. Of those 127,863,000 women in the civilian noninstitutional population, 73,175,000 participated in the civilian labor force, meaning they either had a job or actively sought one in the past four weeks. That put the labor force participation rate for women at 57.2 percent in March–the same as it was in February.
There were also 54,688,000 women who did not participate in the civilian labor force in March, meaning they neither held a job nor actively sought one. That was up by 36,000 from the 54,652,000 women who were not in the labor force in February.
54,688,000 – Almost 55 Million women not in the labor force.
Let’s Flashback Friday for a moment, shall we. Just one short year ago it seems that women were in the same precarious employment situation.
“Across America, women are feeling the pain of the weak economy–in the job market and at the kitchen table,” said Republican National Committee Co-Chairwoman Sharon Day.
“Wives are worried about shrinking wages and rising prices as they try to make ends meet. Mothers fear for their children’s futures as the national debt skyrockets and college becomes unaffordable. Businesswomen are frustrated by the regulations and economic policies that make hiring impossible.”
Day added in a statement to reporters: “The number of employed women declined last month and the number who have dropped out of the labor market increased. For far too long, women have been left behind in Obama’s job market. Of the 740,000 jobs lost since Obama took office, 683,000 of them were held by women. That is truly unsustainable.“
Please, tell me again how it’s the a GOP “War on Women.”