By Tami Luhby
Men have been steadily disappearing from the workforce for more than half a century.
In the 1950s, nearly every man in his prime working years was in the labor force, a category that includes both those who are employed and those actively applying for jobs. The "participation rate" for men ages... Read More »
Inside the Beltway, the debate continues to rage over the smartest way to spur growth. Tax cuts? Tax hikes? Investing in infrastructure? Better regulations? Print more money?
But none of these are the answer, according to a new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a group of 34... Read More »
By Annalyn Kurtz
The gap between men and women workers is narrowing as hiring remains strong in the female-dominated health care industry.
Forget the "mancession" or the "he-covery." Men suffered the biggest job losses in the financial crisis, and also gained the most post-recession jobs.
But now, men and... Read More »
Long-time readers of my articles know that I have a favorite data set: The American Time Use Survey. This annual study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics asks thousands of Americans to keep track of their time. Because it is broad, and based on actual days, as opposed to how people recollect "typical" days,... Read More »
April 12 is national Equal Pay Day, and a good way to celebrate might be to make sure all your female employees are making as much as the guys in equal positions. If you're not the boss, it's the perfect time to ask for a raise yourself, to put you on equal footings with your colleagues.
Many people are... Read More »
There is a huge gender gap in educational attainment for young U.S. adults, according to a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. While nearly one in four women had earned a bachelor's degree by their 23rd year, only one in seven men had done the same. Women were also less likely than men at... Read More »