Half a million fewer women work in healthcare amid pandemic, study finds




, Half a million fewer women work in healthcare amid pandemic, study finds

The variety of healthcare jobs held by girls has not but recovered from the large losses the trade took at first of the pandemic, a current examine finds.

As many as 530,000, or three.eight%, fewer healthcare jobs have been held by girls in October in comparison with February, in line with a examine by Altarum, a not-for-profit well being analysis and consulting group. There have been about 36,000, or 1.2%, fewer healthcare jobs for males, who sometimes make up a considerably smaller phase of the healthcare workforce.

Girls’s jobs have recovered essentially the most in doctor workplaces and outpatient services however proceed to say no in nursing properties, the place essentially the most girls’s jobs have been misplaced, the examine stated. In nursing properties and residential care services, 200,000 girls’s jobs have been misplaced.

The examine’s authors known as this decline “significantly regarding” and attributed the post-acute care job losses to the lower in elective surgical procedures that cut back the demand for rehabilitation, the toll COVID-19 has taken amongst residents and folks choosing in-home care as a substitute.

The healthcare job losses for girls replicate a bigger decline in girls’s employment through the pandemic. In September alone, 80% of the 1.1 million adults who dropped out of the labor pool nationwide have been girls, in line with a Nationwide Girls’s Regulation Heart evaluation of the Bureau of Labor Statistics September job report.

The Altarum examine authors say girls are doubtless bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s job losses due to limitations on protected and reasonably priced childcare.

Correction: This story initially incorrectly said the variety of jobs misplaced in nursing properties and residential care services.