Center for Women & Wealth

Women represent 70% of health and social services staff worldwide, 76% of U.S. healthcare jobs U.S. women hold 78% of hospital jobs, 70% of pharmacy jobs, 51% of grocery store jobs U.S. healthcare worker infection rate: 73% women, 27% men. Women represent just 10% of the representatives on the U.S. coronavirus task force. Women represent 75% of U.S. primary caregivers. In 2 out of 3 households with children, women have been primarily responsible for childcare during the pandemic. U.S. women are spending 30% more time on family responsibilities. The industries hit hardest by the pandemic – leisure, hospitality, education and healthcare – employ disproportionate numbers of women and people of color, causing women (especially women of color) to bear a greater economic brunt than their male counterparts. Female jobs are 19% more at risk than male ones. Women make up 54% of U.S. job losses.

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