DDP’s Key Takeaways
The lower wage earner (usually the wife) is more likely to leave the work force.
Between August and September 2020, over 800,000 women left the workforce.
Of that, 324,000 were Latinas and 58,000 were Black women.
According to the National Women’s Law center, 216,000 men left the job market during the same time period.
The labor participation rates in September 2020 dropped from 58.3% to 56.3% for white women aged 20 and older, from 62% to 59.8% for Black women, and from 61% to 57% for Latina women.