In Washington and across the country, far more men have lost jobs than women, and it’s a situation that has reversed the role of “breadwinner,” even in the most traditional families.
The main reason is that jobs filled mostly by men are in some of the hardest-hit industries, like manufacturing and construction. Those two categories alone have shed 54,000 Washington jobs in the past year.
Marilyn Watkins, policy director for the Economic Opportunity Institute, says the result is two very different unemployment rates. More (Public News Service)