Quiz: What percentage of women work in health,education, or government?
In the first five months of 2010, an amazing 43% of women workers were employed in health, education, or government. This percentage is up from 37% in 2000.
The comparable figures for men were 22%, up from 18%.
Now, ordinarily we would think of this as a problem for women, being shunted off to lower paying jobs in mostly female occupations. But these sectors have done better than the rest of the economy, leading to a much higher unemployment rate for men.
Just an observation. You don’t usually see such big differences get bigger.