Companies of every size and industry and across every state are facing unprecedented challenges trying to find enough workers to fill open jobs. The latest data shows that we have 11.3 million job openings in the U.S., and six million unemployed workers.

Contributing to the worker shortage crisis is the fact that in the wake of the pandemic there are an estimated one million women missing from the labor force compared to February 2020.

To help make sense of the impact of women leaving the labor force our Data Deep Dive: A Decline of Women in the Workforce explores the latest data on women in the workforce and the impact of childcare breakdowns.