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Report: More men lost jobs during recession

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Men had a much harder time career-wise during the Great Recession.

According to NBC News, men lost far more jobs than women during the economic downturn because traditionally male-dominant fields, like construction and manufacturing, were hit hard and are still working to recover.

“Some of the industries that got hit early on … haven’t quite grown yet,” said Jeffrey Hayes, study director with the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, which has been tracking the trend.

Men may have had it hard, but women didn’t exactly have it easy. Many lost their jobs as well and the new jobs being created are often part-time, low-wage and offer little to no benefits.

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