Millions of women have left the workforce since March : The Indicator from Planet Money Of the 1.1 million people who left the job market in September, over 860,000 were women. Today we look at why women are dropping out of the workforce and what it will mean for the economy.
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Why Women Are Leaving The Workforce

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Why Women Are Leaving The Workforce

Why Women Are Leaving The Workforce

Why Women Are Leaving The Workforce

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 5 : Two women, who did not wish to be identified, run an indoor farmers market from their apartment.
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The September jobs report revealed a number of key economic indicators for the American economy, but few were as shocking as the figures for labor force exits.

Of the 1.1 million people who left the job market in September, more than 860,000 were women.

Martha Gimbel of Schmidt Futures joins the show to explain how cultural precedents and the gender wage gap can help explain how this recession is impacting women more than men.

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