Economists expect growth to accelerate in the second half of the year once COVID-19 vaccines become more widely distributed.
Every economic issue women have already faced has intensified during the pandemic. The Biden plan actually addresses those problems.
Biden proposes $1,400 direct payments and extending boosted unemployment benefits until September.
The high pace of layoffs coincides with an economy that has faltered in the face of soaring COVID-19 caseloads.
Since the pandemic started, all women have been hurting, but women of color most of all.
They warn the slow COVID-19 vaccine rollout means the poor economy is unlikely to go away by spring.
At the same time, the unemployment rate stayed at 6.7%, the first time it hasn't fallen since April.
Lockdowns across the country, more than 300,000 Americans dead and counting, and a global race to find a cure. In 2020, a virus smaller than a speck of dust brought the world to a standstill.
The president's delay in signing COVID-19 relief legislation could have major consequences.
After criticizing the government funding and emergency coronavirus relief as wasteful and inadequate, the president ended up signing it.