Job Losses Steeper Among Men, USA Unemployment

According to the New York Fed (via Reuters), of those laid off since the start of the recession to August 2009, 11% were males and 8.3% females. The difference of 2.8% is the most significant since WW2 period.

I’m going to be a feminist and say that it’s probably because women are usually paid less than men; and the more expensive workers are often the first to go.