The number is 266,000 jobs, sharply lower than in March and a sign that some businesses are struggling to find enough workers.
People have outdated ideas about manufacturing jobs and facilities, according to an executive.
Some women may have trouble finding work, especially if they can't return to the industry that employed them before the pandemic.
But in the public sector, and especially education, jobs may come back soon because of money in the latest COVID relief package.
The March increase — the most since August — was nearly double February’s gain of 468,000.
The Brookings Institution says those mothers, especially Black and Latinx women, are still struggling to regain jobs.
There are many theories, including unemployment benefits being too high, a skills mismatch and low wages.
In the fourth quarter of 2020, nearly half of Asian Americans who were unemployed had been out of work for more than six months.
Indicators like alcohol and sweatpant sales paint a picture of how we lived the past pandemic year.