Americans who worked last year were more likely to have full-time jobs than in 2013, and more likely to hang onto them for most of the year, according to new data from the Labor Department, and most of the gain appeared to benefit women.
Wall Street Journal staffer Kate Davidson reports on recent Labor Department data that breaks down details of jobs trends in the past year. A highlight of the release is that, while men, in absolute terms, are more likely to have full-time work, the percentage increase in full-time employment among women during the 12 months in 2014 was higher than for men. Davidson writes:
Most of the gain appeared to benefit women: 72.7% of them had full-time employment, compared with 71.8% in 2013, a 0.9 percentage-point bump.Men were still more likely than women to have full-time work, but the share of men working full time barely ticked up in 2014, to 85.7%.