Women are overrepresented in industries experiencing the highest job loss, according to a recent report published by the Y.W.C.A.
U.S.A. Latina, Black and Asian-American women have been hit hardest, the report found.
Each year out of the work force translates into losses considerably larger than the immediate salary over the arc of a career, according to research by the Center for American Progress.
Jobless rates for women have spiked.
Her parents, in their 80s, live nearby and are in good health, but the pandemic also focused her on the possible need to pivot attention in their direction at any moment.