Sources for Bad News:
From Sue White, Princeton University Library
I suspect that Women’s Studies and other reference / research librarians will now be asked about economic matters, perhaps more-so than we have before.
Therefore, I thought it might be helpful to remind WSS readers of several sources which count women’s numbers on the raw side of the economy — as represented in Poverty and Unemployment
Gender specific counts for both Poverty and Unemployment in the U.S. can be found on the following pages: Both current figures — January for unemployment, for example, and some ten years or more in historical counts. Women are — I think the term is “over-represented” – having more than the overall percentages of females, in the poverty category, while a representing a smaller percentage than men in the unemployed.
From U.S. Census Bureau,
Current Population Survey
“Poverty in the U.S.:”
Overall from: U.S., Bureau of Labor Statistics
“Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey”
Especially recent details
From Bureau of Labor Statistics,
NEWS Friday February 6, 2009
“The Unemployment Situation January 2009” :