Unemployed women outnumber men for the first time since 2008

Unemployed women outnumber men for the first time since 2008

Seven years after Spain returned to have more unemployed women than men. 2015 ended with 4,779,500 people without work, of which 2,391,900 were women, more than 4,300 unemployed stops. In the historical series they dominate by far the quarters in which the female unemployment exceeds male, but this turned in the early stages of the crisis, the summer of 2008, and it has followed so far, according to the Survey Force. The crisis has struck again, especially at the beginning, with the jobs held by men than with women. Construction and related industry lost hundreds of thousands of jobs they performed overwhelmingly men. With the recovery in these sectors it starts growing and hiring activity and are now men that benefit most from the recovery.

With this data it returns to place the female unemployment above the male, women are worse off almost the only labor market data that were better than men. Gender inequality to the detriment of women is seen in almost all segments of the labor market. Women suffer more than men precarious jobs in both part-time and temporary contracts. In the latter case, the difference is small: the temporary employment rate among women is 25.7% and among men is 25.5%.

Much more gender gap is in part-time employment. Of the 2.843 million hourly workers in Spain there are 2,059 women, ie 72.4%. This explains why the employment rate for men is part of 8%, compared with 15.7% of women.

However, and although there have been more stops unemployed for more than seven years, the female unemployment rate has always exceeded that of men. In late 2015, first came to 22.5% and the latter 19.5%. This explains why the unemployment rate is the ratio between the unemployed and the working population, which is nothing more than the sum of unemployed and employed, and in this last block men have always comfortably exceeded women.

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