Report: Women Have More Jobs, But Even More Poverty
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

According to reports, women were able to regain jobs lost in the Great Recession of 2008, but new findings show that even though they gained jobs, they are still more likely to face poverty than men.

Women gained lower paying jobs—and still earn less than their male counterparts in the jobs they regained, CBS reports. More than 14% of women lived in poverty last year, compared with 11% of men, and more than 30% of families led by single mothers live below the poverty level. (The poverty rate for single fathers was at more than 16%.)

Though figures show that women pursue higher education more than men, they still lag behind in employment and salary in industries including technology, finance and healthcare. And of the regained jobs were low-paying occupations such as waitresses and housekeepers.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.