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Waitresses Account For Most Female Job ‘Gains’

From Bloomberg:

Women Waiting Tables Provide Most of Female Gains in U.S.

By Ian Katz & Alex Tanzi | September 19, 2013

… Unemployment data appear to reflect big advances for women. The jobless rate in August for females 20 years and older was 6.3 percent, the lowest since December 2008, compared with 7.1 percent for men. As recently as January, the rate was 7.3 percent for both genders, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The downside is that the gains have been largely in lower-paying industries such as waitresses, in-home health care, food preparation and housekeeping. About 60 percent of the increase in employment for women from 2009 to 2012 was in jobs that pay less than $10.10 an hour, compared with 20 percent for men, according to a study by the National Women’s Law Center using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In other words, Obama’s ‘War On Women’ continues unabated. And yet they keep voting for him, especially the young and single ones.

The numbers expose a soft spot in an economic recovery that has reduced the overall unemployment rate to 7.3 percent from 10 percent in October 2009. Quality of jobs is an increasing concern for U.S. policy makers and economists since it affects the level of incomes and wage disparities.

Funny how we never head any concern about this before the 2012 elections. At least not from our watchdog news media.

Of the 125,000 jobs women gained last month, 54,000 were in retail, leisure and hospitality, and just 24,000 in professional and business services. Many of those are part-time, 34 hours or less a week

And thanks to Obama-Care, this is only going to get worse.

The number of men working full-time rose by 1 million from 2011 to 2012, while the change for women wasn’t statistically significant, according to the bureau’s data

While students and recent graduates are taking low-wage jobs to get started, other women are turning them down. About 2 million married women have dropped out of the work force since 2008.

Which could help explain why married women voted for Romney.

“If they’re in a two-income house they’re more willing to drop out and take care of the children because it costs too much for day care,” [Diane Swonk, who studies labor trends as chief economist for Mesirow Financial Inc. in Chicago] said.

Quality of jobs is tied directly to economic growth, she said.

“Growth is a magician when it comes to employment because it pulls people out of the woodwork that might not have worked otherwise and gives them an opportunity,” Swonk said. “We’re not going to have robust growth for a while.” …

Why is that, do you think?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, September 19th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Waitresses Account For Most Female Job ‘Gains’”

  1. “We’re not going to have robust growth for a while.” …
    Wow. Figure that out all by yourself? We’re not going to have robust growth in this country if Obama has anything to say about it. Every single thing he has done to our economy is a direct effort to CRUSH growth. The fact that our economy is still “functioning” at all is not because of anything Obama has done, it is in spite of everything he has done. It is a testament to the strength of the American system that it’s taking Barry so long to crash it.

  2. I don’t understand why the US Army hasn’t forcibly removed this treasonous cabal from Washington.




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