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Women outrun men in regaining jobs since recession

7:33 AM, Sep 13, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The Great recession hammered the job market. As the economy slowly recovers, the female workforce has been recovering faster than their male peers.

Women have now regained all the jobs they lost after the 2008 meltdown. Men are still 2.1 million jobs short. Here's why:

Women tend to dominate lower-wage industries, such as retail, education, restaurants and hotels, and those jobs have come back faster. Male dominated sectors, such as construction and manufacturing, have yet to recover millions of jobs lost in the recession.

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