The Man-Cession Leads to a Guy-Covery

Is the economic recovery benefiting more men than women?
The Man-Cession Leads to a Guy-Covery

Challenger Gray & Christmas, the global outplacement firm, says the economic recovery is benefiting more men than women. Male-dominated industries, such as construction, manufacturing, and financial services, were hard hit in 2008 and 2009. But in the past year, women’s employment has decreased. Challenger speculates that this is due to cuts in government budgets, and says women are 57 percent of the 22.1 million Americans employed in the government sector.