How President Obama's Jobs Plan Affects Women

The top ways President Obama's jobs plan affects women. 

Last week, President Barack Obama spoke before Congress and the American public to present a plan that aims to put the unemployed back to work. If his legislation is passed, the President said it will bring immediate relief to small businesses and families, including the 8.0 percent of women without jobs.

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The unemployment crisis hit women harder than men and that gap continues to widen. And Black and Hispanic teenage girls are having a difficult time keeping the part-time jobs that are precursors to future career success.

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The White House says President Obama's American Jobs Act will specifically address these issues. Here's how the President plans to help women and girls:

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