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Education gap is leading to a 'Great He-pression'

Source: Chicago Tribune Posted By: Billy T...4044 days ago

What started as a "man-cession" is turning into a "Great He-pression."

The unemployment rate for men is running 2.7 percentage points higher than for women -- a "just unprecedented" spread, according to economist Mark Perry at the University of Michigan at Flint.

One obvious reason: The downturn has hammered manufacturing, construction and other male-dominated sectors, while going easier on female-heavy fields such as health care and education.

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