Here is a breakdown of unemployment for men and women for each of the major industry categories. These are the figures as of Oct. 2010 (not seasonally adjusted) :
|Total, 16 years and over||9.4%||8.6%||0.8%|
|Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction..............||11.4%||4.8%||6.6%|
|Wholesale and retail trade||8.6%||10.0%||-1.4%|
|Transportation and utilities||6.8%||7.7%||-0.9%|
|Professional and business services||10.7%||10.4%||0.3%|
|Education and health services||5.8%||5.8%||0.0%|
|Leisure and hospitality||11.2%||11.0%||0.2%|
|Agricultural and related private wage and salary workers....||10.0%||14.2%||-4.2%|
The third column labeled 'Diff' is the difference in the unemployment rate from men and women. Negative numbers have more unemployed women and positive numbers are more unemployed men. As you can see the unemployment for men versus women varies a lot from industry to industry.
Some industries are about the same: professional, education, leisure and government are virtually equal.
Women are hurting more in some areas such as manufacturing, financial and agricultural.
Men are worse in mining and construction.