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As Layoffs Surge, Women May Pass Men in Job Force

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

With the recession on the brink of becoming the longest in the postwar era, a milestone may be at hand: Women are about to surpass men on the nation’s payrolls, taking the majority for the first time in American history.

The proportion of women who are working has changed very little since the recession started. But a full 82 percent of the job losses have befallen men, who are heavily represented in distressed industries like manufacturing and construction. Women tend to be employed in areas like education and health care, which are less sensitive to economic ups and downs, and in jobs that allow more time for child care and other domestic work.

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