Employment was the main way that World War II helped people here at home. There no longer was an unemployment problem in the United States. Previously, because of the Great Depression, the United States had a very low unemployment rate. Many people were not employed and could not even put food on the table. Life was very hard.
When WWII began, a great deal of men were sent overseas to fight in the war. This opened up jobs for everyone still here, including women. Women generally did not work during this time period but the war changed all of this. They had a new role and that was going to work everyday and earning a paycheck. Women earned a lot of respect because of this.