Last month, women left jobs at four times the rate that men did. A new school year with children staying home instead of returning to classrooms in person led many women to drop out of the workforce.
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People walk near the New York Stock Exchange in June. The S&P 500 index has fully recovered from its plunge earlier this year when the pandemic began shutting down much of the economy.
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Signs are displayed outside the Washington, D.C., Department of Employment Services. New claims for unemployment benefits around the country rose for the first time in four months.
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"We still face much uncertainty regarding the future path of the economy," JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said Tuesday in a statement accompanying the giant bank's financial results.
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Pedestrians pass a New York State Department of Labor office June 11 in Queens. The Federal Reserve expects the U.S. unemployment rate to still be more than 9% by the end of 2020.
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Marie Biscarra, co-owner of ISSO fashion boutique in San Francisco, writes a sign declaring her business open for curbside delivery on May 18. Retail sales jumped a record 17.7% last month.
Matt Comstock (left) takes the temperature of a guest at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday. A spike in coronavirus cases in Florida and other states raised concerns in financial markets.