Black Women Losing Jobs During Economic Recovery

The economy is slowly recovering, but one group seems to be left out: black women. The Washington Post‘s Courtland Milloy writes that black women have lost more jobs during the economic recovery than they did during the recession.

“For women as a whole, and particularly black women, cuts in public sector employment have been devastating,” said Joan Entmacher, vice president for family economic security at the National Women’s Law Center in Washington. “When it comes to job growth in the private sector, women are also doing less well than men. Whether employers feel it is more important to put men back to work first, we just can’t say at this point.”

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