Some women in the U.S. are apparently a bit miffed at having participated so little in the jobs recovery over the last couple of years, this New York Post story citing a study by the National Women’s Law Center that looked at job creation between June of 2009 (when the recession ended) and December of last year. They came away wanting.
The report indicated men have claimed all but 43,000 of the 1.4 million jobs created over that time – a whopping 97 percent of the total – however, as Jake at EconomPicData shows in the chart below, this is a good example of how one can create very misleading headlines based on the selection of a start date for a data series.
Admittedly, the end of a recession is not just an arbitrary starting point, but, still, you get a completely different picture when going back a little bit further.
Though you’d think that women would have done a little better in adding jobs in recent years, men have lost nearly a million more jobs than the fairer sex since the wheels came off the global financial system back in 2008.