Based on an analysis of the November employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women passed men regarding jobs regained during the recovery, according to the Institute for Women's Policy Research.

The analysis also finds that women gained 91,000 jobs while men gained 55,000 jobs in November. Among the sectors that women gained employment are retail at 26,000 jobs, education and health services at 21,000 jobs, leisure and hospitality at 18,000, and professional and business services at 15,000 jobs.

During the recovery, women have regained 54 percent of the overall jobs lost, totaling to 1.5 million jobs from December 2007 to the trough for women's employment in September 2010 at 2.7 million jobs, the analysis finds. This reflects what is happening with men as they have regained nearly 52 percent of lost jobs for 3.2 million jobs between December 2007 and the trough for men's employment in February 2010 at 6.1 million jobs.

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