As of November, men and women have gained back half the jobs they lost during the financial crisis, CNNMoney reported.
The recession hit male-dominated industries such as construction and manufacturing far harder than female-dominated industries such as health care and education, according to data from the U.S. Labor Department, CNNMoney said.
As a result, men lost 6.2 million jobs between early 2007 and 2010, accounting for two-thirds of all the jobs lost in the crisis.
Men have since gained back 3.1 million of all the jobs they lost. Their biggest gains have been in professional jobs, factories making durable goods such as autos and machinery, and retail.
Both layoffs and the recovery seem to have caught up with women later than men. By November, women gained a slight edge over men, recovering 53 percent of the 2.8 million jobs they lost during the financial crisis.
Their biggest gains have been in education, health care and professional services. Read more.