Although men have experienced quicker job growth than women during the recovery, women's job growth moved along faster in the third year, according to a new analysis by the Institute for Women's Policy Research of employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Despite this, within each industry, women have either lost proportionately more jobs or gained proportionately fewer jobs than men during the past three years of the recovery, which started in June 2009, the analysis shows.

Between July 2011 and June 2012, men gained 19,000 fewer jobs than they did in year between July 2010 and June 2011 while women gained 500,000 more jobs during the third year than they did over the second year, the analysis reveals. However, men remain slightly ahead regarding job growth, though women are now trailing as they have regained 38.7 percent of jobs they lost during the recession. Men have regained 45.2 percent of those jobs.

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