Women Trail in U.S. Employment Gains as Governments Cut

Women Trail in U.S. Employment Gains as Governments Cut

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Job seekers wait to see recruiters at a job fair organized by United Career Fairs in New York. The female unemployment rate for those 20 and older has stagnated post-recession -- dropping 1.1 percentage points from its November 2010 high of 8.4 percent -- as one government job was erased for every four private positions women gained.