Week Ahead

As the U.S. economy has recovered from the pandemic, women have not been returning to the workforce at the same pace as men.

April was a big month for hiring. At least that is the expectation heading into the monthly employment report due out Friday in the week ahead.

While encouraging, the data also will likely provide support for why the Federal Reserve continues to keep interest rates low even as tens of thousands of people head back to work.

Financial journalist Tom Hudson hosts “The Sunshine Economy” on WLRN-FM in Miami, where he is the vice president of news. He is the former co-anchor and managing editor of “Nightly Business Report” on public television. Follow him on Twitter @HudsonsView.

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