LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Studies show men are making more money and getting more jobs than women. As far as salaries go, information from the American Association of University Women shows women make about seven percent less than men in similar positions.
Studies also prove men are faring better when it comes to getting jobs.
Back in 2010 when the economy recessed, more men lost jobs than women. Now that it's slowly progressing, men are reclaiming some of those jobs. Since women didn't lose as many jobs as men in the recession, there are fewer to recover.
Dr. Michael Pakko with UALR says the nature of open jobs has everything to do with these statistics. He says, "A lot of the jobs that we lost were in the areas of manufacturing and construction which tend to be more dominated by male workers. On the other hand, occupations like education and health services in particular really never experienced a downturn in the recession."
Dr. Pakko also says that as far as Arkansas numbers go, the gap between men and women isn't as large as it is nationally. "The pace of recovery in those two key sectors, construction, and manufacturing has been just a little bit slow in Arkansas."
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, men held about 9,000 more jobs than women in September.
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