Recently we added new data about industry job loss and Vermont women ot our dashboard. During the third quarter of 2020, women previously held the majority of jobs lost in each of Vermont's five hardest hit industries. One example: women held 85% of the jobs lost in the health care and social assistance industry.
We also looked at job loss by quarter and gender. In the second quarter of 2020, workers held 55,994 fewer jobs than they did in the second quarter of 2019. 55% of the jobs that were lost were held by women, and 57% of unemployment claims were filed by women.
In the third quarter of 2020, workers held 37,447 fewer jobs than in the third quarter of 2019, and 57% of the jobs lost were held by women, while 65% of unemployment claims were filed by women.