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Industry distribution and job loss, by gender, 2007–2011

Share of workers in various industries, 2007 Difference (women – men) Net employment change, Dec. 2007–Dec. 2011 Difference (women – men)
All Women Men All Women Men
Total nonfarm 100% 100% 100% -4.2% -3.0% -5.4% 2.4
Mining 0.5% 0.1% 0.8% -0.7 13.5% 16.4% 13.1% 3.3
Construction 5.5 1.4 9.4 -8.0 -25.9 -24.2 -26.1 1.9
Manufacturing 10.1 6.0 14.0 -8.0 -14.1 -18.6 -12.2 -6.4
Wholesale trade 4.4 2.7 5.9 -3.2 -7.8 -8.9 -7.3 -1.7
Retail trade 11.3 11.6 11.0 0.7 -5.4 -7.8 -3.0 -4.8
Transportation and warehousing 3.3 1.7 4.8 -3.2 -4.9 -10.1 -3.3 -6.8
Utilities 0.4 0.2 0.6 -0.3 0.4 -11.3 4.9 -16.2
Information 2.2 1.9 2.5 -0.5 -12.5 -16.8 -9.4 -7.3
Financial activities 6.0 7.4 4.7 2.7 -6.4 -8.2 -3.8 -4.4
Professional and business services 13.0 12.0 14.0 -2.0 -2.6 -3.2 -2.1 -1.0
Educational services 2.1 2.7 1.6 1.0 10.3 11.1 8.9 2.2
Health care and social assistance 11.2 18.5 4.2 14.3 7.8 6.8 11.8 -5.0
Leisure and hospitality 9.8 10.6 9.0 1.6 -0.7 -1.3 0.0 -1.3
Other services 4.0 4.3 3.7 0.5 -2.9 -1.7 -4.1 2.4
Federal government 2.0 1.8 2.2 -0.4 2.9 4.0 2.0 2.0
State and local government 14.2 17.2 11.5 5.7 -2.4 -2.0 -3.0 1.0

Note: Industry distribution shares may not total to 100 percent due to rounding.

Source: Authors' analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Employment Statistics

Updated May 15, 2012

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Underlying data are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Employment Statistics public data series.

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