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The recession that has gripped the United States since early 2008 has been especially brutal for men. Nationally, it's being called a "He-Cession," with the unemployment rate for adult men now at 10.5 percent, while it is 7.9 percent for adult women.
In New Mexico, some 60 percent of the new claims for unemployment are from men, while in Santa Fe County it's 56 percent, according to the state Department of Workforce Solutions.
That's no surprise to Herb Greenwall, director of economic research for Workforce Solutions. Statewide, the construction industry is 83 percent male and the oil and gas business is 86 percent male. The areas that have seen job growth — education and health care — are just 38 percent and 21 percent male
11,000: The net total of jobs lost in November
111,000: Jobs lost in October
139,000: Jobs lost in September
691,000: Average monthly loss in first three months of this year
7.2 million: Total decline in U.S. payrolls since recession began in December 2007
UNEMPLOYMENT STILL HIGH
10 percent: November's unemployment rate, in double digits for only the second time in 26 years
10.2 percent: October's jobless rate, the highest since April 1983
10.8 percent: Unemployment rate in December 1982, the highest since World War II
WHERE THE JOBS ARE
52,400: The number of temporary jobs added in November, the biggest increase in five years
11,100: Jobs added in education
21,000: Jobs added in hospitals, nursing and other health care sectors
1,000: Jobs added in computer services
5,600: Jobs added in management and technical consulting
7,500: Jobs added in department stores
9.2 million: Number of part-time workers who would have preferred full-time work last month
2.3 million: People without jobs who want to work but have stopped looking
17.2 percent: "Underemployment" rate in November if you include the above two categories
17.5 percent: Underemployment rate in October, the highest in records dating to 1994
10.5 percent: Unemployment rate for adult men
7.9 percent: Unemployment rate for adult women
NOVEMBER UNEMPLOYMENT RATE BY GROUP
11.4 percent: Female heads of households
7.3 percent: Asians
9.3 percent: Whites
12.7 percent: Hispanics
15.6 percent: Blacks
26.7 percent: Teenagers