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Women Gain 107,000 Jobs in August and Men Gain 66,000 Jobs
According to an Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the September employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), women gained 107,000 jobs and men gained 66,000 for a total of 173,000 jobs added in August. The overall unemployment rate decreased to 5.1 percent in August from 5.3 percent in July.
Unionized Women Earn More than Nonunionized Women in Every U.S. State
A new briefing paper released by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that women represented by a union in the United States earn an average of $212 more per week than women in nonunion jobs. In addition, union women earn more in every state, with the size of the union wage advantage varying across states: union women in Wyoming earn $349 per week more than their nonunion counterparts in the state, while union women in the District of Columbia earn $48 more per week than D.C.’s nonunion women.
New Report Finds that Post-Katrina Disaster Recovery Policies Largely Ignored the Needs of Black Women from New Orleans’ Public Housing Buildings
In advance of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the flooding of New Orleans, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) released a report presenting a comprehensive analysis of the interview responses of 184 low-income black women who were living in “The Big Four”—four large housing projects within the city of New Orleans, known as “the Bricks”—and who were displaced by the twin disasters of the hurricane and the flooding.
Nearly Half of Currently Exempt Single Mothers and Black and Hispanic Women Workers Will Gain Coverage Under DOL’s New Proposed Overtime Salary Threshold
New report examines how women, mothers, women of color, and women in different occupations will be affected when the proposed rule goes into effect
Women Gain 115,000 Jobs in July and Men Gain 100,000 Jobs
According to an Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the August employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), women gained 115,000 jobs and men gained 100,000 for a total of 215,000 jobs added in July. The overall unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.3 percent from June.
Commentary: How to Fix America's Crazy High Costs of College (August 23)
Why Hillary Clinton Faces Steep Hurdles in Helping Student Parents (August 20)
National Journal
Single Moms and Welfare Woes: A Higher-Education Dilemma (August 18)
The Atlantic
Clinton Wants to Expand Grants, Services for Parents Who Attend College (August 14)
Women Would Be the Biggest Winners in an Expansion of Overtime Laws (August 12)

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