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US Women’s Employment Nears Level Not Seen Since February 2020

  • Latina women saw job gains; Black women’s employment dropped
  • Prime-age women’s participation rises to highest since 2000
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US Payrolls Top Estimates, Jobless Rate Rises to 3.7%

Women notched up strong employment gains in August as more found jobs or looked for work, helping to raise the overall US labor-force participation rate. 

The number of women in jobs jumped by 386,000 -- the most since March 2021 -- to 77.4 million, Labor Department data released Friday showed. Female employment reached the highest level since February 2020.