Women have regained only 12.2 percent (318,000) of the total jobs they lost in the recession (2.6 million from November 2007 to the trough for women’s employment in September 2010, which occurred more than one year after the recession officially ended). The picture looks somewhat better for men, especially if we count only from the beginning of the recession: men have gained 29.5 percent (1.8 million) of the jobs they lost since November 2007 (6.1 million). If we count all the job losses from the prior seven months, dating back to May of 2007, when men’s job losses actually began, then men have regained 28.9 percent of the total 6.2 million jobs they lost. Men are recovering at more than twice the speed of women, but the jobs recovery is slow for both men and women. Since October of 2009 when men’s and women’s total jobs numbers were virtually equal, women have gained 111,000 jobs, whereas men have gained 1,718,000. The gap between women’s and men’s employment in September is currently 1.6 million.