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Recovery Is Hurting Women More Than Men

From the Politico:

In jobs recovery, women are hurt more than men

By JOSH BOAK | 4/17/12

Tough news, women of America: The jobs recovery will lag more for you than for men.

Women disproportionately work in schools, office parks and for governments — the places that were thumped relatively late in the downturn and are much more likely to come back when the economy is again running on all cylinders.

From the headline, "In jobs recovery, women are hurt more than men," you would think the Politico is supporting the Republican claim that Obama has hurt women more than men with his destructive economic policies.

But, alas, it is just bad writing. The Politico meant to ‘prove’ the opposite. In fact, this is just a press release from the so-called Institute for Women’s Policy Research, which is yet another leftwing front for the Democrat Party and the unions.

About 81 percent of all elementary and middle school teachers are women, so are 81 percent of social workers, 90 percent of registered nurses and 96 percent of secretaries, according to an analysis released Monday by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, a Washington-based think tank.

Government layoffs account for about two-thirds of jobs lost by women since President Barack Obama assumed office, said Heidi Hartmann, president of the institute. The firings began as tax revenues were squeezed, meaning women generally were let go on a delayed timeline when compared with men.

And never mind there is actual ‘gender parity’ in public sector union jobs. The states still fire women first because they hate women.

“Education was hit when state budgets took a hit,” Hartmann said. “That would also explain why women’s recovery is slower. They have to wait for the states to get back revenue after the economy improves elsewhere before they can start hiring.”

This article ignores all of the untold billions of dollars Obama has poured into the public sector unions, especially for teachers, with his various ‘stimuluses.’

The recovery has been faster for men, in part, because they were predominantly employed in industries like construction and manufacturing that began layoffs earlier.

Women have recovered about a third of the 2.7 million jobs they lost since the recession started at the end of 2007, based on the March figures released by the Labor Department. Of the 6 million jobs that disappeared for men, 45 percent have returned.

So when Romney claims 92.3 percent of the jobs lost under Obama were held by women, it reflects the fiscal problems confronting state and local governments

Which is the entire reason for this article being published in the first place. To debunk the Republican’s argument.

But one problem with this line of argument is that, even if it were true, Romney’s claim would still be true.

However, the biggest problem here is the Politico screwed up the headline for this anti-Republican screed, and gave the opposite impression of what they intended.

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research must be furious.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Recovery Is Hurting Women More Than Men”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    World Ends Tomorrow
    Wpmen and Children Hit Hardest

    bla bla bla
    etc etc etc
    the sky is falling
    fool me once

    and ad nauseum

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    ” open mouth, insert feet, close mouth” OoooRah!!

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