Monday, January 12, 2009

Nothing to See Here, Part XXXII

Interesting stat in the USA Today:

"In the year since the recession began in December 2007, the jobless rate for men rose from 4.4% to 7.2%. At the same time, the jobless rate for women rose from 4.3% to 5.9%."

The disparity seems news-worthy but it isn't really. Two data points tell the tale:
  • Three-quarters of the workers in the health care and education sectors are women
  • men represent 93% of workers in construction and 72% in manufacturing

Men just happen to dominate the jobs in more cyclical businesses.

It's a slow news day when I'm reading the USA Today at 6:00 am.

1 comment:

PCR said...

Those darn ladies. Happy Monday. Rog