In a recent New York Times interactive feature on women in the workplace, reporters included a handy graphic showing the number of female-held private sector jobs rising to a record high in June 2013, passing the previous high water mark from before the recent Recession (December 2007). That period ...
In terms of raw numbers, all the private sector jobs women lost during the Recession that began in 2009 have now been recovered. However, men are still lagging far behind. In its most recent study on the issue, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that women are employed in  54,623,000 private ...
While some improvements in gender inequality have been made in the past decades, the unacceptable fact remains that women are paid much less, on average, than men. This is true even when women perform the exact same jobs. However, that gap varies considerable for workers in different careers. Using...
Trends in the job market show an increasing number of men entering jobs traditionally dominated by women: teaching, nursing, dental assisting, bank telling, reception work and waiting tables. The shifting terrain of the American labor market is driven by many factors, including financial issues, qua...