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Women job losses: A deeper look at the data

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Teaching (listed in the BLS database as "local government-education") represents about 9 percent of the jobs held by women in the United States. The data show that, since Obama became president, a larger proportion of the overall job loss by women -- 22.7 percent -- has been in teaching positions.
In fact, more than a third of female job losses have been in local government jobs; the number of female-held jobs in the federal government has also declined by about 51,000, while state government declines have been marginal. (Since the numbers in the local government section of the database are not seasonally adjusted, we compared figures for January 2009 with January 2012. Comparing figures of the same month is more accurate, especially in teaching.) Interestingly, the data suggest that local teaching positions held by women climbed by 124,000 in the year before Obama became president...

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