Last week in a post on Well, the health blog for the New York Times, Gretchen Reynolds explained a phenomenon that may not seem particularly troubling at first glance. Being a woman myself, I was excited to read the post, called “What Exercise Science Doesn’t Know About Women,” but as I read along, I began to feel increasingly grumpy.
Calling all data geeks! The Bureau of Labor Statistics has made some really exciting changes to its monthly employment situation releases. We now have greater insight into women’s employment situation thanks to greater gender disaggregation of employment data. BLS has also added stats for persons with a disability, veterans, and foreign born workers.
Last month, I could only tell you women’s unemployment rate and break that down by race. This month, I have SO much more to report. For instance,