Women’s History Month: Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, Envisioning the Future | U.S. Department of Labor Blog

During Women’s History Month we honor the female trailblazers of the past, celebrate the achievements of women today, and envision a future of opportunities that knows no bounds.The Trump Administration’s pro-growth agenda has created tremendous economic growth and opportunity. Over the last year, we have seen the lowest unemployment for women in 65 years, the fastest wage growth since 2009, and a workforce with a record number of women working.The Women’s Bureau is focused on supporting this growth, and the women who are shaping our current and future workforce.  We are proud to explore ways to increase access to quality, affordable child care for families, job creators, and women in the current and future workforce.A report on child care released by the White House Council of Economic Advisers this week notes, “An important barrier to bringing more adults off the sidelines, especially women, may be the high cost of engaging others to provide child care. Policies that reduce this cost of child care could bring more Americans into the workforce, increasing opportunities for families and ensuring that our current strong economic growth is sustained into the future.”

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