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Since the end of the recession in June 2009, 88% of new non-farm jobs have gone to males reports Bloomberg.To go along with this data, 41% of men polled said the economy was improving compared to 26% of women, which is especially interesting given the high number of jobs given to men over the past few years.
“The recovery is a mancovery,” said Heather Boushey, a senior economist at the Washington-based centre for American Progress. “I don’t see improvement for women in the past year, whereas for men this is the best year in years.”
With the increase in jobs for males compared to females, Bloomberg notes that sales for men’s clothing and pickup trucks, which are more often purchased by men, have both picked up.
Bloomberg also had an interesting take on a potential ripple effect that could occur due to male’s outlook of the economy compared to female’s. The article notes that voters “look more favourably on the incumbent” when the economy is picking up, which they believe could mean that more men could vote for President Barack Obama in the November elections.
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