Simulated job change by gender in the Great Recession and its aftermath (Dec. 2007–Jun. 2014), controlling for industry

Year Women-actual change Men-actual change Women-simulated change Men- simulated change
Jan-07 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Feb-07 0.22% -0.09% 0.16% 0.03%
Mar-07 0.36% 0.06% 0.19% 0.18%
Apr-07 0.47% 0.06% 0.29% 0.22%
May-07 0.68% 0.06% 0.46% 0.28%
Jun-07 0.78% 0.07% 0.51% 0.31%
Jul-07 0.83% -0.02% 0.59% 0.26%
Aug-07 1.00% -0.21% 0.59% 0.26%
Sep-07 1.11% -0.18% 0.67% 0.32%
Oct-07 1.25% -0.20% 0.78% 0.37%
Nov-07 1.36% -0.14% 0.83% 0.47%
Dec-07 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Jan-08 0.01% 0.01% -0.02% 0.06%
Feb-08 0.05% -0.15% -0.05% -0.04%
Mar-08 0.10% -0.31% -0.05% -0.09%
Apr-08 0.07% -0.59% -0.15% -0.22%
May-08 0.04% -0.81% -0.26% -0.34%
Jun-08 -0.05% -0.97% -0.37% -0.39%
Jul-08 -0.04% -1.28% -0.46% -0.60%
Aug-08 -0.23% -1.46% -0.68% -0.71%
Sep-08 -0.45% -1.89% -0.95% -1.02%
Oct-08 -0.70% -2.32% -1.24% -1.32%
Nov-08 -0.93% -3.18% -1.50% -1.95%
Dec-08 -1.24% -3.87% -1.88% -2.41%
Jan-09 -1.66% -4.59% -2.37% -2.86%
Feb-09 -1.96% -5.30% -2.77% -3.36%
Mar-09 -2.34% -6.11% -3.19% -3.93%
Apr-09 -2.70% -6.72% -3.57% -4.32%
May-09 -2.88% -7.05% -3.83% -4.48%
Jun-09 -3.08% -7.52% -4.12% -4.78%
Jul-09 -3.27% -7.81% -4.37% -4.95%
Aug-09 -3.40% -7.98% -4.57% -5.00%
Sep-09 -3.58% -8.14% -4.72% -5.09%
Oct-09 -3.67% -8.33% -4.88% -5.18%
Nov-09 -3.75% -8.26% -5.03% -5.07%
Dec-09 -3.87% -8.55% -5.18% -5.26%
Jan-10 -3.87% -8.52% -5.21% -5.21%
Feb-10 -3.92% -8.55% -5.30% -5.16%
Mar-10 -3.82% -8.42% -5.23% -5.06%
Apr-10 -3.81% -8.08% -5.26% -4.79%
May-10 -3.49% -7.65% -5.01% -4.43%
Jun-10 -3.63% -7.69% -5.18% -4.42%
Jul-10 -3.73% -7.68% -5.34% -4.36%
Aug-10 -3.85% -7.62% -5.46% -4.31%
Sep-10 -3.96% -7.60% -5.54% -4.31%
Oct-10 -3.86% -7.35% -5.49% -4.12%
Nov-10 -3.81% -7.21% -5.44% -3.99%
Dec-10 -3.74% -7.17% -5.38% -3.95%
Jan-11 -3.75% -7.07% -5.40% -3.82%
Feb-11 -3.70% -6.88% -5.35% -3.67%
Mar-11 -3.58% -6.69% -5.26% -3.49%
Apr-11 -3.35% -6.46% -5.07% -3.32%
May-11 -3.40% -6.27% -5.16% -3.12%
Jun-11 -3.30% -6.05% -5.06% -2.95%
Jul-11 -3.32% -5.88% -5.10% -2.82%
Aug-11 -3.19% -5.84% -5.02% -2.73%
Sep-11 -3.05% -5.66% -4.94% -2.59%
Oct-11 -2.95% -5.50% -4.83% -2.46%
Nov-11 -2.87% -5.34% -4.76% -2.31%
Dec-11 -2.75% -5.18% -4.63% -2.21%
Jan-12 -2.51% -4.90% -4.38% -1.92%
Feb-12 -2.36% -4.72% -4.26% -1.72%
Mar-12 -2.22% -4.51% -4.10% -1.50%
Apr-12 -2.15% -4.44% -4.02% -1.41%
May-12 -2.03% -4.40% -3.93% -1.39%
Jun-12 -2.02% -4.29% -3.87% -1.26%
Jul-12 -1.91% -4.16% -3.75% -1.16%
Aug-12 -1.79% -4.07% -3.63% -1.04%
Sep-12 -1.64% -3.98% -3.52% -0.96%
Oct-12 -1.44% -3.86% -3.35% -0.83%
Nov-12 -1.32% -3.68% -3.21% -0.63%
Dec-12 -1.21% -3.49% -3.11% -0.44%
Jan-13 -1.08% -3.34% -2.97% -0.32%
Feb-13 -0.91% -3.10% -2.82% -0.09%
Mar-13 -0.81% -3.00% -2.72% -0.01%
Apr-13 -0.61% -2.90% -2.52% 0.12%
May-13 -0.47% -2.76% -2.37% 0.30%
Jun-13 -0.30% -2.63% -2.21% 0.43%
Jul-13 -0.17% -2.54% -2.07% 0.55%
Aug-13 0.07% -2.49% -1.86% 0.61%
Sep-13 0.20% -2.38% -1.72% 0.67%
Oct-13 0.36% -2.20% -1.56% 0.89%
Nov-13 0.48% -1.93% -1.41% 1.11%
Dec-13 0.56% -1.89% -1.34% 1.17%
Jan-14 0.54% -1.67% -1.33% 1.35%
Feb-14 0.72% -1.52% -1.15% 1.50%
Mar-14 0.86% -1.36% -1.00% 1.66%
Apr-14 1.11% -1.18% -0.73% 1.81%
May-14 1.24% -0.98% -0.61% 2.05%
Jun-14 1.45% -0.75% -0.40% 2.27%

Note: Simulated lines assume that,  in December 2007, women and men had the same industry distribution, but that male and female employment within each industry evolved as it actually did after 2007.

Source: EPI analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Employment Statistics

View the underlying data on epi.org.