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Thu Dec 21, 2017, 11:21 AM

Retails struggles are falling entirely on women

As if the persistent wage gap between women and men werenít enough, women have also been disproportionately hammered by the wave of job losses hitting US retail.

Between October 2016 and October 2017, the retail industry lost 54,300 jobs, according to an analysis of data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics by the Institute for Womenís Policy Research (IWPR). That net decline is tied directly to the jobs lost by women. During that period, women lost 160,300 jobs, while men actually gained 106,000 jobs.

The analysis looked back at retail employment since just before the recession in 2008. Generally, changes in the number of jobs held by men have preceded a similar trend for women. Menís employment started to fall in 2007, and then womenís followed. Menís employment then rebounded in 2010, and womenís picked up after. But 2017 has diverged completely from that pattern.

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https://qz.com/1161753/retail-job-losses-are-falling-entirely-on-women/

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Thu Dec 21, 2017, 11:24 AM

1. :-(

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Thu Dec 21, 2017, 11:30 AM

2. ...and justice for all?

Yes, for all men!

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