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Male unemployment falls since 2009, says Halifax

Halifax's annual examination of male and female experiences of the jobs market, amongst other studies, has shown that unemployment for men has fallen by 14 per cent since 2009 and the height of the financial crash.

Regrettably this was not the case for female workers, for whom unemployment rates rose by 22 per cent.

The report went on to show that men are currently not only more likely to have jobs than women (64 per cent compared to 54 per cent) and but also to be in full-time employment (57 per cent against 33 per cent).

Women, on the other hand, are three times as likely to be in part-time employment (21 per cent against seven per cent).

However, with wages at the forefront of many people's minds as pay packets are frozen in spite of rising inflation, results showed that the pay gap between men and women had narrowed.

In terms of the effect that the crash had on salaries, the ladies appear to have fared better as their salaries have gone up by an average of 13 per cent between 2007 and 2012, compared to seven per cent for men.

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Posted by Richard EsquilantADNFCR-1617-ID-801569998-ADNFCR

11/04/2013