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Men Beat Out Women in New Jobs

By Carole Fleck
AARP Bulletin

"From December 2009 through February 2011, men were hired for some 1.1 million jobs while women picked up only about 115,000, according to Sophia Koropeckyj, a managing director at Moody's Analytics, who examined payroll data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Put another way, says Jeff Hayes, a senior research associate at the Washington-based Institute for Women's Policy Research, men regained 19 percent of the jobs they lost from their lowest employment level, which was in January 2010. Women recovered just 6 percent of the jobs they lost from their lowest point, which was September 2010."

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