It's not news that the anemic economic recovery appears to be faltering. But it was news to me that the new jobs produced by the recovery are mainly going to men. This LA Times article explains. Here's a key excerpt:
Even as women have moved up the economic ladder and outpaced men in earnings growth over the last decade, they are lagging behind in a crucial area — getting new jobs. Since the recession ended in June 2009, men have landed 80% of the 2.6 million net jobs created, including 61% in the last year. One reason: Male-dominated manufacturing, which experienced sharp layoffs during the recession, has rebounded in recent years, while government, where women hold the majority of jobs, has continued to be hit hard. But there's something else at work. Men are grabbing a bigger share of jobs in areas, such as retail sales, that typically have been the province of women, federal data show.