The current recession is hitting workers in all industries, but men are taking the brunt, according to a national study by the Wall Street Journal.
It shows that the national unemployment rate for men in may was at 10 point 5 percent, while for women, the rate was 2 and a half points lower.
Economists here in the east say it's a similar story here, because of the number of construction and manufacturing businesses.
Numbers from the national unemployment came out Thursday. Just over 11 percent of people are out of work.