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Women, young workers hit hard by coronavirus; Unemployment soars after stay-at-home order

May 31, 2020 - The Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio)

Ohio women and young people have been particularly hard hit by coronavirus-related unemployment.

Although women made up around a third of unemployment filings for all of 2019, they made up more than half of all unemployment filings in March 2020 - when Ohio's stay-at-home order shuttered many businesses.

"Large numbers of formerly employed individuals are suffering from what will probably be certified in a few months ... as a sharp and damaging recession," said Ohio economist George ...