Job Growth and Unemployment for Men and Women in Pennsylvania, 2007 to 2011

Ariane Hegewisch, M.Phil., Anlan Zhang, Jeff Hayes, Ph.D., Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D.

September 4, 2012
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Since the beginning of the Great Recession in
December of 2007 both women and men in
Pennsylvania have experienced dramatic job
losses and steep increases in unemployment. Almost
three years after the official end of the recession,
neither women’s nor men’s employment
has reached pre-recession levels, but men’s employment
gain has been considerably stronger
than women’s. The gap between the number of
women and men employed in Pennsylvania was
wider at the end of 2011 than it was at the outset
of the Great Recession. Women have not gained
in the recovery relative to men.