By: Abby Lane, FellowPosted on January 6, 2012

NWLC has been crunching numbers all morning on the newly released jobs data for December. The data show that women held slightly more jobs in December 2011 than at the start of the recovery in June 2009 – finally putting women into the black and making December the first month women saw a net gain in the recovery. However, women have now gained just 3 percent of the jobs added during the recovery. Additionally, despite women’s job gains, women’s unemployment rate in December was still higher than at the start of the recovery. Men’s unemployment rate dropped and is now about the same as women’s.

Women gain few jobs in recovery

Women's unemployment rises slightly in recovery

Percentage of jobs gained in the recovery (June 2009 - December 2011)

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