July 13, 2024

Economix: Mancession to He-covery

We’ve written many times before about how men bore the brunt of the job losses during the recession, but have been benefiting disproportionately from the modest job growth during the recovery.

Indeed, while the number of jobs held by men has grown by 768,000 since the recession officially ended in 2009, the number of jobs held by women today is actually lower than it was at the recession’s end: There are 218,000 fewer nonfarm payroll jobs employing women today than there were two years ago. This decline is partly due to layoffs by local governments, which disproportionately employ women.

Today Pew Research Center is releasing a smart report on exactly this phenomenon. Here’s one of the charts from the report, which I suggest you check out in its entirety.

DESCRIPTIONSource: Pew Research Center, with data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Note: Data are seasonally adjusted. Estimates for May 2011 are preliminary and subject to revision. Changes for federal, state and local governments are for June 2009 to April 2011.

Article source: http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=f6e508400bf15a341fea62fe73860aa7

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