Opinion

Men have been hit harder by the COVID recession than women. What matters now is what we do about it

By Peter Martin
Updated April 20 2021 - 9:13pm, first published 7:25pm
The data paint a picture of women being more adaptable than men - having suffered worse in the early months of the recession and then refashioning themselves into different types of workers. Picture: Shutterstock

Of all the weak targets ever adopted by Australian governments, one of the weakest has to have been an unemployment rate "comfortably below six per cent" in last year's budget.

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