Men Hit Harder Than Women During Recession

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

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.

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