Women Continue To Lose Jobs During 'Recovery'

women losing jobs
women losing jobs

Economists announced the end of the recession two years ago, and there now seem to be glimmers of a recovery. The overall unemployment rate dropped this past month to 9 percent. But things are only getting worse for women. While it may have been a "mancession," it truly is, as the media has dubbed it, a "He-covery."

The U.S. lost 7.5 million jobs in the recession, and men took 70 percent of the hit. But during the "recovery," men have gained 1.1 million jobs, and women have lost 117,000, according to a National Women's Law Center analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics.