A new analysis by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Satistics reveals women’s employment during recessions is more resilient than men’s. The share of women working during the most recent recession, reached 50% for the first time since the agency began keeping track. The report found that job losses during recessions are typically lopsided, with more men losing their jobs than women. This can be attributed to the fact that men tend to work in goods producing industries, which can be cyclical. More women work in service producing jobs.
And speaking of women in the workforce, the national association of professional women)will host a groundbreaking summit this week in nyc .The 2014 national networking conference aspire. connect. achieve.will feature several amazing women including Barbara Corcoran, star of shark tank, Star Jones and GMA’s Robin Roberts. Speakers will tackle a number of issues designed to encourage and empower women. With over 600,000 members. The NAPW is the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession. For more on these stories and much more, simply head to our website www.workingwomanreport.com