Women bear the brunt of work and unemployment problems - report

Mon, 18/08/2014 - 13:40 -- nick

Women have borne the brunt of the recession, according to the Fawcett Society, a female-specialist representative organisation.

Although the government has pushed an idea that the UK is coming out of recession, critics have shown that only those who already have the most are really benefitting.

More women stuck at the bottom of the career ladder than ever

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 11:50 -- nick

There has been a big increase in the number of young women in low paid and unskilled jobs over the last two decades.

A TUC report shows that between 1993 and 2011 the proportion of women aged 16-24 in this work trebled from 7% to 21%.

The number of men also went up, from 14% to 25%.

Women's unemployment highest for 25 years, and set to be highest ever

Wed, 24/04/2013 - 11:35 -- nick

Women's unemployment is the highest for 25 years, and is set to rise to its highest ever level.

Women's rights organisation The Fawcett Society is to release figures showing that, while 1.07 million women are currently jobless, that number is likely to increase to 1.5 million, the highest on record.

The major driving force behind the figures is the predicted 699,000 fall in public sector jobs by 2018.

5 most popular careers for girls

Tue, 02/10/2012 - 12:33 -- nick

This interesting article from The Telegraph details the five most popular jobs as chosen by girls. The survey results provide some interesting findings, with the public sector being most sought after, perhaps because of its good equal opportunities record and the belief that promotion is more likely for those women who work in it.

Female unemployment: Why has it been rising rapidly?

Tue, 22/05/2012 - 11:29 -- nick

Unemployment has fallen and that is certainly good news for those who have been hunting for jobs.

But the jobless total is still high and it is hard to tell where it will be in the second half of this year.

Beneath the headlines are many puzzling aspects of the jobs market, one of which is that female unemployment has been rising a lot faster than the male total.

So why does it seem that the hunt for jobs is harder for women than men?


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