Gender Gap Widens as IT Unemployment Hits Women Harder

July 17, 2012 by Susan Gunelius
News and Insights

NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE:

Going back to 2007, IT unemployment rates for women have been consistently higher than they are for men. While IT unemployment rates overall are lower than the national unemployment rate, that’s not the case when you drill down and look at IT unemployment rates for women. Dawn Kawamoto of Dice.com explains:

“In May, for example, the unemployment rate for women in computer and mathematical occupations stood at 6.8 percent, whereas men faced a mere 2.3 percent unemployment rate, according to figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.”

Read the Full Article: IT Unemployment Hits Women Harder via news.dice.com

Susan Gunelius

Susan Gunelius is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Women on Business. She is a 20-year veteran of the marketing field and has authored ten books about marketing, branding, and social media, including the highly popular 30-Minute Social Media Marketing, Content Marketing for Dummies, Blogging All-in-One for Dummies and Kick-ass Copywriting in 10 Easy Steps. Susan’s marketing-related content can be found on Entrepreneur.com, Forbes.com, MSNBC.com, BusinessWeek.com, and more. Susan is President & CEO of KeySplash Creative, Inc., a marketing communications company. She has worked in corporate marketing roles and through client relationships with AT&T, HSBC, Citibank, Intuit, The New York Times, Cox Communications, and many more large and small companies around the world. Susan also speaks about marketing, branding and social media at events around the world and is frequently interviewed by television, online, radio, and print media organizations about these topics. She holds an MBA in Management and Strategy and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.

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