While Democrats and the abortion industry would have women believe the most important reason to have a job is to get birth control for free, the real “war on women” is the fact that a record number of them were not working at all in June.
“This means that there were 55,299,000 women 16 and older who not only did not have a job, they did not actively seek one in the last four weeks. That is up 282,000 from the 55,017,000 women who were not in the labor force in May,” CNS News explains.
The labor force participation rate for women in June was 56.8 percent, the lowest of this year, according to BLS. October of 2013 saw the same participation rate for women, but not since October of 1988 was the rate this low.
As Breitbart News’ Caroline May reported Thursday, BLS indicated that 92,120,000 people did not participate in the labor force in the United States last month, leaving the labor force participation rate at the 35-year low of 62.8 percent.
While the number of Americans not working increased and the participation rate fell, the unemployment rate for women 16 and older dropped over June from 6.2 percent in May to 5.9 percent.