Improved Job Growth in January for Both Women and Men: Women Re-Entering the Labor Force, But Men Leaving

Institute for Women's Policy Research

February 3, 2012
  • ID: #Q008 February Update

According to an Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the February employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth improved in January with 243,000 jobs added to nonfarm payrolls. In January, women gained 95,000 jobs (almost 40 percent, above their share for the past year) and men gained 148,000.