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Post-pandemic job recovery for Indian women slower than men: Report

An analysis of EPFO data for October 2021 to October 2022, finds that the monthly share of women's registration has consistently remained lower than 28%

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Along with highlighting the glaring status of women's participation in the workforce in India, the report also provides insights into everyday challenges faced by working women.

Nupur Dogra New Delhi
The exclusion of women from the workforce that began due to the pandemic could very well be permanent for many women, a report titled "Women and work: how India fared in 2022" released by Initiative for What Works to Advance Women and Girls in the Economy (IWWAGE) says.

The report highlights that fewer women have returned to the workplace. The unemployment rate among rural females increased by 1.6 per cent while that among rural males decreased by 1.2 per cent.

According to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) and Centre for Economic Data and Analysis (CEDA), in urban India

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First Published: Feb 22 2023 | 11:16 AM IST

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