Graph of the Day for September 21, 2009

"In the early '70s, breaking out of the domestic cocoon, leaving their mothers' circumscribed lives behind, young women felt exhilarated and bold.  But the more women have achieved, the more they seem aggrieved."  Maureen Dowd in the New York Times, Sept. 19, 2009. 

"Many women are being charged more in health care coverage, but as we all know, women are earning less.  We all know that women earn 78 cents on the dollar to every men -- to a man [sic]."  Michelle Obama, First Lady 

Pay Changes Over the Last 30 Years for Men and Women, by Level of Education



Source: The US Bureau of Labor Statistics.  


Hoven's Index for September 21, 2009

Percentage US workforce which is men:  53%.  (Employed men, age 16 and over, in August 2009: 73,519,000.  Employed women, age 16 and over, in August 2009: 66,131,000.  Source:  US Bureau of Labor Statistics.) 

Percentage of fatal occupational injuries in 2007 which were men:  92%.  (Source:  The US Bureau of Labor Statistics.)
"In the early '70s, breaking out of the domestic cocoon, leaving their mothers' circumscribed lives behind, young women felt exhilarated and bold.  But the more women have achieved, the more they seem aggrieved."  Maureen Dowd in the New York Times, Sept. 19, 2009. 

"Many women are being charged more in health care coverage, but as we all know, women are earning less.  We all know that women earn 78 cents on the dollar to every men -- to a man [sic]."  Michelle Obama, First Lady 

Pay Changes Over the Last 30 Years for Men and Women, by Level of Education



Source: The US Bureau of Labor Statistics.  


Hoven's Index for September 21, 2009

Percentage US workforce which is men:  53%.  (Employed men, age 16 and over, in August 2009: 73,519,000.  Employed women, age 16 and over, in August 2009: 66,131,000.  Source:  US Bureau of Labor Statistics.) 

Percentage of fatal occupational injuries in 2007 which were men:  92%.  (Source:  The US Bureau of Labor Statistics.)