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Coronavirus pandemic forces millions of working women into “impossible” roles

CBS Face the Nation |

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for women in April was 16.2%, while the unemployment rate for men was 13.5. The numbers are higher for women as they are disproportionately and overrepresented in service sectors hit hardest by closures including industries such as leisure and hospitality, retail, education, and health services.

And even as the economy is beginning to reopen, many women will have to choose between going back to work and staying home to care for their families with schools, daycares, and summer camps closed.