TIME’S UP’s Insights on Women & the Economy

Jobs Report Analyses

Equity, Impact Lab, Private Sector, Public Policy

Each month the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics disseminates various data about the U.S. economy and labor market in addition to figures on employment, labor force participation, productivity, and wages.

The TIME’S UP Impact Lab team began analyzing these figures at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to do so as our economy shifts from a state of needing relief to one of recovery.

Select a month below to learn more.


March — Recovery Is on the Way But Women Are Still Being Left Behind

February — Women of Color Are Bearing the Brunt of Unemployment

January — Women Are the Backbone of Our Economy


December — Over 500,000 Jobs In Hospitality and Leisure Lost in Industries Dominated By Black and Latinx Women

November — Policymakers Must Pass a COVID Relief Package That Invests in a Robust Caregiving Infrastructure

October — Women, esp. WOC, Continue to Bear the Brunt of the Pandemic and Economic Crisis

September — Women Dropping Out of Labor Force at Alarming Rate

August — Recovery is Slowing Down, Especially for Women

July — A Women’s Recession

May — A Case Study in Pervasive Racism and Sexism

April — Women Are Bearing the Brunt of Economic Crisis

March — On the Front Lines of Economic Pain: March Jobs Report Foreshadows What’s to Come