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Number of Women Doing Gig Work in Philly Region Surged During COVID-19

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Emma Lee
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WHYY
Instacart shopper Christine Meyers reaches for an item at the Giant food store in Roslyn, Pa.

Women have dropped out of the workforce in record numbers during the coronavirus pandemic, but data from companies like Uber and Instacart show women have signed up for thousands of these on-demand jobs.

Women have dropped out of the workforce in record numbers during the coronavirus pandemic, but data from companies like Uber and Instacart show women have signed up for thousands of these on-demand jobs.

WHYY’s Laura Benshoff has more on local women who are joining the gig economy.

(Original air-date: 12/20/21)