Goodbye, Mancession. Hello, He-Covery.Irin Carmon7/08/11 2:30pmFiled to: Hard for the moneyWomen unemploymentJobsEconomyUnemploymentLaborUnionsPink collar ghettoTopFb602EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkToday's jobs report for June managed to stun economists with its overall shittiness. But separate numbers suggest that what recovery we have made disproportionately benefits men. AdvertisementBecause of job losses in construction and manufacturing, men were hit extra-hard in the recession. But now they're finding jobs in traditionally female-dominated fields like health care and private education, while other sectors where mostly women work, like teaching and local government, are getting slashed. Overall, The Washington Post notes of the Pew study, "Since the recent recession ended in 2009, men have added 768,000 jobs, while the number of jobs held by women has fallen by 218,000." We have a new cute term for this: he-covery.Via Matt Yglesias, here's a chart showing the loss of public-sector jobs since the beginning of 2009, which also happens to be when Obama took office. That's a total of 500,000 jobs lost.AdvertisementIn the state-by-state battles over public-sector unions' bargaining rights for the jobs that do remain, female-dominated sectors like nursing and teaching have fared particularly poorly. As Natasha Vargas-Cooper pointed out in an April op-ed in the Times, "Just as Rust Belt Republicans have deftly exploited longstanding stereotypes about public workers as lazy, pampered and gorging themselves on the taxpayers' teat, they have also made cynical use of gender clichés to try to keep female-dominated unions in their place."And economics blogger Mike Konczal noted this morning that the "employment-population ratio for women is at lowest rate since 1988. Remember those End of Men stories?" We do indeed.