So women are losing jobs and men are finding them. Thank God we’re back to the Godly way of life!

The sluggish recovery from the Great Recession has been better for men than for women. From the end of the recession in June 2009 through May 2011, men gained 768,000 jobs and lowered their unemployment rate by 1.1 percentage points to 9.5%.1 Women, by contrast, lost 218,000 jobs during the same period, and their unemployment rate increased by 0.2 percentage points to 8.5%, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

These post-recession employment trends are a sharp turnabout from the gender patterns that prevailed during the recession itself, when men lost more than twice as many jobs as women. Men accounted for 5.4 million, or 71%, of the 7.5 million jobs that disappeared from the U.S. economy from December 2007 through June 2009.

Employment trends during the recovery have favored men over women in all but one of the 16 major sectors of the economy identified in this report. In five sectors, notably in retail trade, men have gained jobs while women have lost them. In five other sectors, including education and health services and professional and business services, men gained jobs at a
faster rate than women. And in an additional five sectors, such as construction and local governments, men lost jobs at a slower rate than women. The sole exception to these patterns is state government
, a sector of the economy in which women have added jobs during the recovery while men have lost them.

But since we have so many Republican governors who are firing state workers, I’m sure we’ll get those numbers in line with the rest of them. Progress!

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  1. OCCUPATIONS– In 2005, for women who were full-time, wage and salary workers, the ten most prevalent occupations were:
    Secretaries and administrative assistants (2,611,000)
    Elementary and middle school teachers (1,801,000)
    Registered nurses (1,654,000)
    Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (1,118,000)
    Cashiers (1,064,000)
    Customer service representatives (1,010,000)
    First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers (979,000)
    First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support (953,000)
    Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (861,000)
    Accountants and auditors (855,000)


    Total job growth for all occupations from 2004 to 2014 is projected to be 13%.

    Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Monthly Labor Review, November 2005. (

    So. We’re looking at school teachers losing their jobs. And probably nurses, with their work being spread over too few people, or passed on to CNA’s, who don’t get paid very damn much. We won’t talk about the effect in minority populations, or the impact this will have on domestic violence.

    I wonder how far behind that 13% projected job growth we really are?

  2. If you give women money we spend it on food for the kids. Men spend it at the bar. You must be a commie who hates bars!

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