Brief Government Job Losses Hit the Young, the Less Educated, and Women the Hardest
Josh Mitchell
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The Great Recession was characterized by dramatic declines in private-sector employment with a lagged decline in public-sector jobs as well. Even as the private sector has slowly recovered, public-sector job losses have continued to mount. This analysis finds that in both the private and public sectors, job losses have hit the young, the less educated, and women the hardest. Therefore, the public sector has reinforced rather than buffered private-sector trends.
Research Areas Wealth and financial well-being
Tags Employment and income data Race, gender, class, and ethnicity Women and girls Inequality and mobility
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center