By: Kathryn Diss

Female unemployment rate hits 15 per cent

“It is a she-cession,” said Institute for Women’s Policy Research president, C Nicole Mason.

“What I mean by that is that women have been disproportionately impacted by the job losses over the past couple of months.”

More than half of the jobs lost in the US during April were held by women.

Since February, female unemployment has jumped five-fold to 15 per cent. By comparison, the jobless rate for men was 13 per cent.

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