July 23 2009|07.37 PM UTC

Stan Reybern

Income and Employment Disparity in the Workplace

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Here’s a brief look at the role gender is playing in the workplace today, showing the states with the greatest disparity between male and female incomes, as well as unemployment rate changes year to year according to sex and occupation. In most cases, women seem to be bearing the brunt of job cuts in the past few years. This is plausibly due to the fact that women are statistically more likely to hold part time or temporary positions. These are typically the first types of jobs lost during a recession, or when businesses need to reduce their workforce.

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Anonymous July 24, 2009 at 5:01 am

What’s this supposed to show?
that men are more ambitious than woman and more likely to go out for the promotion they want or ask for the raise they need?

knew that already.


Maxime July 24, 2009 at 5:18 am

Nice infographic, but there is a little mistake in the Missouri comparison, both are $950 and there is a 25% difference.


Frank July 24, 2009 at 6:05 am

That is not taking in consideration child support, if you have to pay it then women make more than men, and still don’t have to report that “income” (or theft) at tax time. I’ll say, we are even!


kg July 24, 2009 at 6:08 am

Am I miss reading or does Missouri’s 950 to 950 weekly income not equal a 25% difference…


Ken July 24, 2009 at 6:23 am

And yet, as usual for this kind of comparison, it fails to mention that women tend to have gaps in their employment due to pregnancy or running their home, tend to have less years of experience than their male counterparts in the same field, and tend to require more flexible work schedules than their male counterparts. When it comes right down to it, when you compare a man and woman of equal education, experience, work history, and availability, women tend to make 5-15% MORE than men. Bias is easy, the truth is difficult.


Rich Dansereau July 24, 2009 at 7:34 am

Gender inequity is obviously still a real issue. This is why there continues to be a need for federal anti-discrimination laws. It would be wrong and inconceivable for the current economic crisis to be the impetus that allows for or turns a blind eye to any type of discrimination in the workplace. It is my hope that these pay gaps will continue to rapidly shrink.


BillShrink Guy July 24, 2009 at 11:36 am

Thanks for the catch guys, changed!


Not a feminist August 6, 2009 at 10:54 am

There are a few bitter men out there. Or maybe they are just trying too hard to justify the difference. Not all women in the work force have children. I think now days fewer and fewer women are having children until AFTER their careers are established.
I would also like to add that if more husbands took an active roll in parenting there would be EQUAL missed days for things such as doctors appointments and school functions.
Finally, are you honestly calling child support theivery? Wow! How dare we ask you to pay for the upbringing and education of your child(ren). The nerve! That comment must come be coming from an every other weekend father and not a DAD who cares his child.


Angry Man August 6, 2009 at 4:49 pm

The nerve!? Its nerve to ask a man to pay for a child he (in most cases) will get to see very little of! How about equal time spent with BOTH parents then the parents just spend when they have the child?! I know CRAZY idea!!!


Mescalitospoke August 6, 2009 at 5:02 pm

it should be pointed out that women work less hours then men on average, http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/oct/wk1/art03.htm

Also 93 percent of all deaths on the job are from men, showing that men generally risk themselves more for money, also most illuminating men who are single with no children make less then women who are single with no children for the same jobs.


Parent of teen boys October 14, 2009 at 9:00 am

I have a difficult time with dads like “angry man” who resent paying child support–and use a lack of visitation as the excuse. Your kids don’t stop eating just because you don’t see them. They don’t stop needed shoes, trips to games and the doctor… school clothes. And don’t forget hot water for bathing, money for school pictures… the expenses are endless and don’t go away just because the child support does. AND moms left with the responsibilies are forced to work less because children also take TIME.


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