During the past two years of economic recovery in the United States, male unemployment has declined while female joblessness has risen, according to a study released Wednesday from the Pew Research Center.
"From the end of the recession in June 2009 through May 2011, men gained 768,000 jobs and lowered their unemployment rate by 1.1 percentage points to 9.5 percent. Women, by contrast, lost 218,000 jobs during the same period, and their unemployment rate increased by 0.2 percentage points to 8.5 percent," the Pew Center states.
Meanwhile the North Chicago Suburbs have some of the lowest unemployment rates in the state, and job creation continues to be a major point for local politicians like Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth).
And then, Chicagoland Millennials are also testing new strategies for employment in unique ways.
But Patch wants to know if you're feeling the gender gap in employment recovery?