315,000 Women Leave Labor Force in March

April 5, 2013 - 10:43 AM

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A job-seeker in Providence, RI, uses the Internet in her search for a job at a state managed employment center. (AP File Photo)

(CNSNews.com) – Figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on Friday show that 315,000 women dropped out of the labor force in March.

According to BLS, the number of women not in the labor force grew to 49 million in March, up from 48.7 million in February, continuing a trend of women leaving the labor force in every month of 2013.

White House chief economist Alan Krueger said that the March jobs report – which showed the lowest job creation in months – was another sign that the economy continues to recover.

“While more work remains to be done, today’s employment report provides further evidence that the U.S. economy is continuing to recover from the worst downturn since the Great Depression,” Krueger said Friday on the White House blog.

Krueger said that the March report was evidence that country needed to continue the policies of President Obama.

“It is critical that we continue the policies that are helping to build an economy that creates jobs and works for the middle class as we dig our way out of the deep hole that was caused by the severe recession that began in December 2007.”