Thursday, August 12, 2010

Men. Who Needs 'Em?

Not employers.

Run the figures for male and female unemployment to check out the mancession. In the July 2003 downturn, unemployment was 5.9% for men and 5.3% for women. In July 2010, it is 9.7% for men and 7.9% for women.

There are a couple of reasons for this.

"Man" sectors (construction and manufacturing) are hardest-hit in this downturn.

Men in the workforce have less college degrees (as a percentage) than women.

And women simply dominate Gummint positions, particularly teaching/healthcare/social services. They also dominate lower-level service positions.

One more thing: flat-out flagrant discriminatory practices.

HT: Just One Minute

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