Based on the September employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women and men both gained 57,000 jobs in September, according to an analysis by the Institute for Women's Policy.

Women especially saw strong job gains in education and health services with 40,000 new jobs, financial activities with 15,000 new jobs and professional and business services with 14,000 new jobs. On average, 146,000 jobs have been added each month since January, and 43 percent of those positions have been filled by women.

Since February 2009, men can now claim a higher number of jobs. This was when the first jobs report hit after President Barack Obama took office for a net growth of 745,000 jobs as of September 2012. Women experience a job peak and job trough later than men, and still are 82,000 jobs below their February 2009 jobs number. However, their job growth has risen in the past year.

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