One Point Nine Trillion Dollars

Today is International Women's Day. Here's some numbers to ponder that seem relevant:
  • In the first two months of the pandemic 1.5 million Canadian women lost or left their jobs, with single women and mothers with young kids the most impacted.
  • Half of women surveyed say childcare or household duties are falling on them during COVID. Only a quarter of men say the same.
  • Women disproportionately work in industries that have been hurt by the pandemic.