Shocking Fact: US Women Losing Jobs in Retail while Men Gaining

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A new analysis of government data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals a surprising disparity: The retail industry, which shed the most jobs last year (54,300), seemed to push women out while offering more opportunities to men.

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Retail for men?

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the December employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) establishment survey finds that, over the last year (November 2016 – November 2017), women gained fewer jobs than men: women gained 985,000, while men gained 1,086,000 jobs.

Among industries, Retail Trade suffered the greatest job losses over the last year. Analyzing the industry job gains by gender, IWPR found that women shouldered the entirety of the job losses in Retail Trade, while men actually gained jobs in the industry. Women’s share of all retail trade jobs fell from 50.4 to 49.6 percent.

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“We’ve seen many news reports of the decline in retail jobs, but few have noted that the picture in retail is much different for women and men,” researchers at Washington think tank wrote.

Also in this period, women who worked in the country’s stores lost 160 300 jobs, while 106 000 men found new work in the field, the analysis from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research found.

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