From Free Market Mogo, the current recession has had a huge gender unemployment gap. (2.7% to be exact)
– Most construction employment, one of the hardest hit, is primarily occupied by men. Same could be said for finance.
– Men are more likely to be in cyclical occupations since they have higher mobility and tend to move into growing, but volatile, job markets. Women prefer to be more grounded and take less cyclical occupations.