Women Gain 55 Percent of Jobs in Last Year, 77 Percent in Last Month

Institute for Women's Policy Research

February 5, 2016
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The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the February employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) finds that women gained 117,000 jobs and men gained 34,000 for a total of 151,000 jobs added in January. The overall unemployment rate declined from 5.0 percent in December to 4.9 percent in January.