Monday, June 21, 2010

Men Still Hold 52.8% of All Jobs

From The Atlantic article "The End of Men":

"Earlier this year, women became the majority of the workforce for the first time in U.S. history."

That statistic gets cited by the media all the time, but it's not really accurate, at least not according to the BLS household employment survey, which is more comprehensive than the payroll survey, which doesn't include the self-employed.  As of May 2010, there are almost 8 million more men (73.639 million) employed than women (65.781 million), and men hold almost 53% of all jobs (see chart above).   

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