Women bearing brunt of pandemic job vacancy crash, figures reveal

Job site Adzuna reports a sharp drop in advertised vacancies for roles that tend to be filled by women, with falls in 19 out of 20 categories

James Moore
Chief Business Commentator
Monday 08 March 2021 00:01
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<p>TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady has highlighted the plight of female workers during the pandemic  </p>

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady has highlighted the plight of female workers during the pandemic

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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