In a time when families are struggling to make ends meet, it may come as a surprise that so many women are voluntarily leaving the work force.
But according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 177,000 women left their jobs in March either voluntarily or because of layoffs.
In many cases, when families factor in the cost of child care, the daily commute and other work related expenses, more and more women are figuring out that having a job just doesn’t pay.
According to a new report by Child Care Aware of America , in 2010 the cost of putting two children in child care exceeded median annual rent payments in every state.
Rising gas prices are pinching paychecks even further, shaving nearly nine-percent off of the average worker's annual income.
Participation of women in the work force hasn’t been this low since 1993, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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