Based on an analysis by the Institute for Women's Policy Research of the August employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women gained 43,000 jobs, which totaled to 45 percent of the new jobs, while men gained 53,000 jobs.  

According to the BLS, the private sector added 103,000 jobs to nonfarm payrolls in August. Still, there were also 7,000 fewer government jobs for a net total of 96,000 jobs added to nonfarm payrolls in August.

IWPR finds that women's employment growth was helped by strong growth in education and health services with 22,000 additional jobs; leisure and hospitality with 14,000 additional jobs; professional and business services with 13,000 additional jobs; and trade, transportation and utilities with 10,000 additional jobs. Women also lost 16,000 government jobs in August.

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