“The Unemployable Man”: Still More Employable Than Woman
Last week, this graph accompanied a Wall Street Journal story on "The Unemployable Man," which delivered the "arresting" news that one in five men aged 25 to 54 are currently unemployed. "Women have suffered less in this recession," WSJ says. "They were more likely to be in health care and other jobs that weren't hit as hard as construction and manufacturing. They are increasingly likely to have the education so often required to get or keep a good job these days." As long as we're turning the unemployment crisis into an epic battle of the sexes in which men and women jockey for position over Bureau of Labor Statistics turf: Doesn't it bear mentioning that women in the same age group are still significantly less employed than men are?