Tuesday, March 22, 2011

90% of New Hires Are Men....

According to this piece from ABC News:
"Of the 1.3 million jobs created in the last 12 months, some 90 percent have gone to men, according to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Women have gained just 149,000 jobs."
That's pretty awful and seems like grounds for an unprecedented discrimination lawsuit, if it were possible to press charges against the whole US economy.

The figure is astounding, even considering that women may have relatively lower labor participation rates and were initially less affected by the mancession. Apparently it's not just particular personality traits that will increase your probability of getting a job, but also your gender. I am now wondering whether or not more discrimination lawsuits have been filed due to the great recession? Womancession indeed.

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