Browsing School of Social Work by Subject "Unemployment"
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Women's Career AdvancementUnemployment rates improved for women in 2021, but women’s job gains still lag those of men since the start of the pandemic. Nearly one million women rejoined the labor force in 2021 with the unemployment rate for Latina women improving the most from 9.1% in December 2020 to 4.8% in February 2022. Despite these job gains, women are down 1.4 million net jobs and represent more than two in three (68.5%) net job losers since February 2020. Notably, in February 2022, Black women were the only group to see an increase in unemployment, were most likely to have been out of work for 6 months or longer, and left the labor force in the largest numbers compared to January 2022.
Worker Alcohol Abuse: Employers Can HelpIsolating and working from home because of the pandemic, everyone has heard the jokes about alcohol. A Facebook favorite: Home schooling going well. Two students suspended for fighting. One teacher fired for drinking on the job. The United States has a temperate drinking culture, and the joke perfectly captures Americans’ ambivalence about alcohol. Drink moderately and alcohol can be a pleasant experience, an accompaniment to a meal, stress reducer and party enhancer; drink too much and unpleasant consequences can result, particularly interfering with the performance of critical social roles such as parenting, family, friends and work. In this context, employers are worried about what employees are doing while working from home. Are they all sitting at their computers with a glass of wine or coffee? Here are a few facts to guide employers and assist employees working from home.