Almost 7,000 Dominican women have not recovered their jobs after the pandemic, according to a study

According to an analysis of the Dominican labor market that covers from the third quarter of 2019 to the third quarter of 2022, women have recovered their jobs more slowly than men, leaving some 6,925 women without jobs after the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the study presented by the Círculo de Cultura Democrática, only some 1,952 additional jobs have been created between July, August and September of last year, which indicates that “the labor market has managed to marginally recover the jobs that were available prior to the the Covid-19 pandemic”.

“In the said period, the global participation rate stood at 62.1% in the third quarter of 20222.8 percentage points lower than the 64.9% observed in the third quarter of 2019. These 2.8 percentage points less, imply that more than 219,000 women are out of the labor force (inactive),” the report said.

Regarding the quality of employment for women, formal employment stands at 52,338 jobs. While, informal occupations are increasing with 45,413 jobs.

In this sense, labor informality for women increased from 50.3% compared to the third quarter of 2019 to 52.9% in the same period of 2022.

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