Research and Policy Brief
Utah Women & Leadership Project
The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020–2021 continues to impact all Utahns’ daily lives. Nationally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Pew Research Center, the Federal Reserve Bank, and sources such as the Wall Street Journal continue to report that women’s employment and careers have been disproportionately impacted during this time. Utah has seen similar negative impacts on working women. For example, the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah reported that from 2019 to 2020, jobs held by women declined at a rate more than double that of men, and unemployment rose more for females than males.
Hansen, J., Hansen, J., Hartwell, C., & Madsen, S. R. (2021, August 18). The impact of COVID-19 on Utah women and work: Resilient mindset and wellbeing. Utah Research & Policy Brief. https://www.usu.edu/uwlp/files/briefs/36-covid-19-resilient-mindset-wellbeing.pdf