In previous columns I’ve noted that the chief victims of the economic crisis wrought by the pandemic have been minority ethnic groups, the young, disabled people such as myself, and women.
Jobs website Adzuna has this morning released a trove of data that clearly shows the difficulties faced by the latter in the current depressed labour market. This being International Women’s Day, it could hardly have been better timed.
The site’s researchers found advertised vacancies within the top 20 occupations historically employing the most women slipped 40.2 per cent year-on-year, with hiring falling in 19 of them.
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