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May 1984, Vol. 107, No. 5
on the unemployment of men and women
Sigurd R. Nilsen
Economist, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriciulture
Both sexes had higher levels of unemployment in 1982 than in 1975, but the interyear difference was far greater for men; changes in the industrial mix of the labor force tending to reduce unemployment were overwhelmed by cyclical increases in unemployment in specific industries and in the number of new jobseekers.
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