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The left’s war on women continues, number of employed women dropped by 20,000 from Nov. 2013 to Dec. 2013 per BLS data

January 10, 2014

1/10/14, “20,000 Fewer Women Held Jobs in December,” CNS News, Ali Meyer

The number of employed women 16 and over declined by 20,000 from November to December, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The number of women employed dropped from 67,882,000 in November to 67,862,000 in December.

Additionally, the number of women who are not in the labor force climbed to a record high of 55,028,000 last month. That was up slightly from the 55,026,000 women who were not in the labor force in October, and up 203,000 from 54,825,000 women who were not in the labor force in November.

In December, according to BLS, the labor force participation rate for women was 56.9 percent, marginally down from 57.0 percent in November but up from 56.8 percent in October. The unemployment rate for women also decreased from 6.7 percent in November to 6.5 percent in December.

The labor force participation rate, as calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is based on the civilian non-institutional population, which is the number of people in the country 16 or older who are not in the military or an institution. The labor force participation rate is the percentage of this population that either has a job or actively sought one in the last four weeks.

In November, according to BLS, the female civilian labor force was 72,730,000. In December it dropped to 72,614,000—a decline of 116,000.”

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1/10/14, More Than Half Of December Jobs Added Were Temporary,” Zero Hedge

“Once again, in its sheer panic to tout the quantity, or lack thereof, in the case of the December jobs number, the frenzied media and pundits completely ignored the quality of the jobs gained in the last month of December. Or lack thereof. Because as the simple breakdown below shows, of the 74K jobs gained in December, 55%, or 40K were the worst of the lot when it comes to wages or benefits: temporary jobs.

As for the other job additions? Well, between Temp Help, and the bottom of the barrel paying Retail and Wholesale Trade jobs, the total additions were 111K. Which means all the other, better-paying, job groups saw… a drop of 35K.

In other words, the “recovery” may be lacking in numbers, but at least it is completely lacking in quality. And oh yes: remember – when it is snowing outside, employers only hire temp workers, hence it’s the weather’s fault.”

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