Academic journal article Monthly Labor Review

Who Was Rained on the Hardest?

Academic journal article Monthly Labor Review

Who Was Rained on the Hardest?

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In a recent EconSouth article, staff writer Lela Somoza analyzes the impact of the 2007-2009 recession on broad demographic groups. She compares the unemployment rates of men and women, young workers and older workers, and college-educated workers and people with less education. She also compares joblessness among Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics.

In "Who is the Most Unemployed? Factors Affecting Joblessness" (EconSouth, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, first quarter 2012, pp. 7-11, http://www.frb atlanta.org/documents/pubs/ econsouth/12q1_employment_recession.pdf), the author uses the terms "mancession" and "mancovery" to point out that men experienced the bulk of both the job losses from the recession and the job gains from the economic recovery.

The unemployment rate of men ages 16 and older peaked at 11.2 percent (in October 2009), while that of women ages 16 and older peaked at 9.0 percent (in November 2010). She attributes this more than 2-percentage-point gap to the industries that were hit the hardest, typically male-dominated industries--construction, manufacturing, and professional and business services. …

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