A new study shows women are entering the workforce at higher rates than men, and that the gender gap in senior positions in many industries is widening.
The gender gap is widening in many fields, including those where men dominate, the study said.
The study, which was released Monday, is based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The BLS has published similar analyses of occupations for decades, and the new report shows women and men are competing for the same jobs, but the gender differences are widening.
The report’s authors said it’s clear that many women are being pushed out of their fields as the economy slows.
The findings show that more than 3 million women have been fired or laid off since the recession began.
The number of women out of a job is rising rapidly, the report said.
Women out of jobsThe BLS data showed that, from December 2010 through February 2016, the number of job vacancies for women rose by 16.2 percent, to 6,852, according to the report.
The gender gap rose from 14.2 to 17.6 percent.
The number of people who reported being laid off due to the recession increased by 3.6 million, from 6,726 in the first six months of 2016 to 7,936 in the final six months.
The report said the rate of job-hunting jobs dropped for women, but that the percentage of those who were job-seeking rose sharply for men.
The authors of the report did not say how much of the decline in job-searching jobs is due to job-seekers being laid-off or not getting jobs, or how many of the people who lost jobs were women.
The percentage of women who say they have been laid off rose from 25.5 percent to 26.1 percent.
That’s the first increase in the percentage since the last year of the Great Recession, and it’s more than twice the rate for men, the BLS said.
Men out of workWomen out jobWomen out workWomen in jobMen out jobMen in jobWomen in out jobThe authors said the gender pay gap is shrinking for most women, which is good news.
But the authors said that the gap between men and women in many professions is widening because men have had to compete for the most senior jobs.
For example, women earn 80 cents for every dollar men earn in the same industry, the authors found.
In manufacturing, the pay gap between women and their male counterparts is about $2.30, the researchers found.
Women are more likely than men to work in high-tech, finance and medicine.
The BLEAST study has been a consistent source of data for economists for years, and in recent years has been the subject of a number of studies.
The data, released in February, also showed the gender wage gap in construction was closing.
A study released in May also found that women are more productive in many jobs.
A few months ago, the Economic Policy Institute, an independent think tank in Washington, said the wage gap between white men and white women in manufacturing was narrowing.
The new report is the latest to highlight the widening gender pay gaps.
In January, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that the pay for white men in manufacturing has declined by 10 percent since 1990.
The bureau’s report showed that white men were less likely to hold a high-paying job in 2017, compared with 2000.
The U.K. government said last month that its own research showed that women still earn less than men in most industries.
In its own report, the British government said it is working to close the gender earnings gap in high tech, but said it was not doing so because of gender pay inequities.