Gender gap appears in Obama's so-called "job recovery" -- women have re-gained number of jobs lost since 2008 crash
All the jobs lost by women during the Great Recession have been recovered, at least in the private sector. But men still have a way to go before that happens.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last week that women held 54,623,000 private sector jobs in June, an increase of 116,000 from the previous month and 63,000 more than they held in December 2007, when the previous high was set. The gap between records -- 65 months -- was the longest such period since the government began keeping track of the gender of job holders in 1964. Men have been gaining jobs as well, but the 59,428,000 jobs they now hold is 1.8 million jobs below the previous high, reached in June 2007.
Women hold 0.1 percent more private sector jobs now than they did in January 2008, but male employment is still 2.8 percent below its level then.