As President Barack Obama traveled to Seattle, Washington for a backyard event focusing on women, the White House released a report Thursday detailing the recession's impact on women.
Women make up half the work force and are a majority of college graduates, senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett wrote on the White House blog. In almost two thirds of American families, women are either the primary or co-breadwinner, she said.
"We understand that times are tough and there are many challenges ahead," she said. "But, we also know that together we can make a better future for the next generation of women."
The report said the Obama administration has implemented and proposed policies that support women at all stages of their careers, according to the executive summary by the National Economic Council.