Of the 80,000 jobs added this month, women gained 66,000 of those as well as 136,000 jobs in August and September, compared to men's gain of 126,000 during that time period, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' most recent data. 

Based on these figures, the Institute for Women's Policy Research shows that the job gap between men and women fell from 1.6 million jobs to 1.5 million jobs.

BLS numbers also reveal that the unemployment rate for women ages 16 years and older dropped two-tenths of one percentage point, from 8.7 percent to 8.5 percent. This figure for men of the same age range, however, grew from 9.4 percent to 9.5 percent. Among women who manage families without spousal support, the unemployment rate dropped from 12.4 percent to 12.3 percent.

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