It’s a man’s recession: Eight of 10 unemployed persons are male

If you’re looking for a wife, don’t check the unemployment lines. Men make up nearly 80 percent of the 5.1 million U.S. jobs lost in the current recession. That makes for the widest gender gap in employment since recordkeeping began 50 years ago. Soon women could become the more dominant gender in the workforce. So why are women more employable these days? Are they smarter, harder-working or more reliable? Maybe. But women also tend to have more stable jobs, reports the Financial Times. Male …

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