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Men are losing jobs at a higher rate than women

Job loss is affecting more men than women according a href=”http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2008/12/05/losing_jobs_in_unequal_numbers/?page=full”to a recent Boston Globe article /a(via a href=”http://nalert.blogspot.com/2008/12/men-laid-off-losing-jobs-in-unequal.html”Newsalert/a). br /br /blockquoteMen are losing jobs at far greater rates than women as the industries they dominate, such as manufacturing, construction, and investment services, are hardest hit by the downturn. Some 1.1 million fewer men are working in the United States than there were a year ago, according to the Labor Department. By contrast, 12,000 more women are working.br /br /This gender gap is the product of both the nature of the current recession and the long-term shift in the US economy from making goods, traditionally the province of men, to providing services, in which women play much larger roles, economists said. For example, men account for 70 percent of workers in manufacturing, which shed more than 500,000 jobs over the past year. Healthcare, in which nearly 80 percent of the workers are women, added more than 400,000 jobs./blockquotebr /br /The article states that 1,069,000 fewer men are working than a year ago. 12,000 more women are working. Yet, I am sure that all we will hear about in the MSM is how the recession is affecting women.