Labor Stats Provide More Info on Women
March 26, 2010As Kyla Bender-Baird writes at the National Council for Research on Women, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has expanded its monthly employment situation releases to include greater gender disaggregation, which provides loads more insight into the state of women's employment. BLS has also added more comprehensive information on veterans, people with disabilities, and foreign-born workers. Newly available information includes:
- Foreign born women have an unemployment rate of 10.6% compared to 8.2% for native born women.
- Single women with children have an unemployment rate of 12.3% compared to 5.8% for married women.
- Women veterans experience higher unemployment rates than veteran men. In January 2010, the unemployment rate for women veterans was 11.2% compared to 9.4% for veteran men. Furthermore, the unemployment rate for women veterans has risen faster in the past year. From January 2009 to January 2010, veteran men’s unemployment rose from 7.5% to 9.4% while women veteran’s rate rose from 6.6% to 11.2%.
- Women are slightly more likely to hold multiple jobs than men. 5.4% of employed women hold multiple jobs compared to 4.5% of employed men.