Working mothers looking for more flexibility, demanding more from their employers amid burnout

CLEVELAND — There has been recovery from the significant hit working mothers took early in the pandemic, but there were still fewer mothers of school-age children in the U.S. labor force in January of 2022 compared to January of 2020.

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When it comes to prime-age (25-54) custodial mothers of children aged 5-17, there were 578,251 fewer in the labor force as of January of 2022 than two years prior, according to data from economic researcher Misty Heggeness using the Current Population Survey, U.S. Census Bureau/BLS via IPUMS.

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