More U.K. Women Furloughed Than Men During Covid Pandemic

More U.K. Women Furloughed Than Men During Covid Pandemic

Women in the U.K. were more likely to be furloughed than men during the coronavirus pandemic, according to an Office for National Statistics analysis. The gap peaked at over 200,000 jobs in August, when an easing of restrictions allowed some people to return to work. The findings add to evidence that the progress made by women in the labor market in recent years is being reversed.

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