Stacey Abrams Spins Job Report: ‘Insufficient’ to ‘Focus on Traditional Masculine Areas of the Economy’
You cannot spin this job report. It was bad and had nothing to do with “masculine” anything.
First of all, why is anyone asking Stacey Abrams about the April jobs report? Shouldn’t she be governing Georgia? Oh, wait.
On The View, Meghan McCain mentioned the jobs report showed only 266,000 jobs came about in April when experts predicted almost a million. She also noted, “the fact that all of the jobs went to men.”
McCain asked Abrams, “Is this a clear indication that throwing money at this problem isn’t working?”
Abrams answered in the most Democratic way:
“Actually, I would see it a different way. We know this is a complicated challenge, a pandemic that’s affected the economy for women in devastating ways, and the notion that recovery would happen overnight is just — it’s unfounded. Instead what we’re seeing are the combination of being able to survive the pandemic and start to build towards recovery, and I think that’s why the American jobs plan and the American families plan are both so incredibly important because it recognizes that the economy of care which employs so many women has got to be seen as an essential part of how we rebuild our economy, and that it is insufficient for us to simply focus on the traditional masculine areas of the economy, recognizing that we have to have women in every area, but that in particular women have been hardest hit, and therefore we need intentional engagement and intervention to rebuild it back more solidly.”
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 11, 2021
We don’t have to have females in every area. A lot of females stayed home because they have children at home. You know, since a lot of Democrats refused to open schools.
I guess she did not read the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report.
The report backs up one of Abrams’ points: “5% of all employed women lost their jobs, compared with 3.9% of employed men.” (page 6).
The next sentence disproves Abrams: “Although in absolute terms 64 million women and 80 million men have lost their jobs, the relative impact is higher on working women simply because there are less women in the labour market overall.”
(That should be fewer instead of less, but alas!)
Maybe Abrams should encourage her Democrat buddies to open the schools. Women have anxiety about job security, but also changed routines and children at home.DONATE
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