What’s kind of disturbing is Romney and most Republicans almost sound ‘happy’ when they say that.
I love that song though : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BwOXlGbW6Q
Anyway. ‘Marvelous’ Mitt is now running around saying ‘”92.3 percent of all the jobs lost during the Obama years have been lost by women.”
And I REALLY love statistics because you can prove ANYTHING using the same statistics.
‘Romney’s claim is based on statistics showing the number of unemployed women grew by 858,000 since January 2009, Obama’s inauguration month. But it ignores the disproportionate hit on men the year before Obama became president – and their greater job losses overall’.
‘The deep recession that began 13 months before Republican George W. Bush left the White House hit men harder than women at the beginning. Recessions often do that because male-dominated enterprises such as construction and manufacturing tend to be the first to tumble in a downturn. Eventually, sectors with more women in the workforce follow suit, and that happened mostly after Obama took office’.
‘Some 3.4 million men and 1.8 million women have lost jobs since the recession started, according to the government’.
From : http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_JOBLESS_WOMEN_FACT_CHECK?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-04-12-03-04-56
‘We reached out to Gary Steinberg, spokesman for the BLS, for his take on the claim’.
“Between January 2009 and March 2012 men lost 57,000 jobs, while women lost 683,000 jobs’.
‘This is the reverse of the recession period of December 2007-June 2009 (with an overlap of six months) which saw men lose 5,355,000 jobs and women lose 2,124,000 jobs,” Steinberg told us in an email’.
‘So timing was important. And if you count all those jobs lost beginning in 2007, women account for just 39.7 percent of the total’.
From : http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/apr/10/mitt-romney/romney-campaign-says-women-were-hit-hard-job-losse/