The Job Loss Tsunami of the Great Recession: Wave Recedes for Men, Not for Women

Source: Heidi Hartmann, Jeff Hayes, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Quick Facts, IWPR # Q008, July 2011

The Great Recession has been characterized by massive job loss for both women and men. It is as if a giant tsunami wave washed across the American economy and wiped millions of jobs away. As the wave recedes, people are attempting to rebuild their lives. The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) new graphic shows that the tsunami has been both larger and longer lasting for men than for women, but that the recovery for men has at least begun, while women’s job growth has so far failed to take hold.
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Monthly Number of Women and Men on Payrolls (Seasonally Adjusted), December 2007- June 2011
Source: Jeff Hayes, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Quick Facts, IWPR # Q005, July 2011

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