More than 575,000 Minnesota women have filed for Unemployment Insurance since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Lt. Governor Peggy Flannagan says now is the time to build a more inclusive Minnesota economy:

“Building a more inclusive economy requires that we work to help women achieve equity in the workplace and that we support women entrepreneurs as they bring business dreams to reality.”

Flannagan says women are more at risk for long-term unemployment during this current pandemic recession not only because of the occupations they work in but, also because of child care and family care needs.