Gender divide on economy

Citigroup survey shows women are more optimistic about business conditions improving than men. Women are also pretty upbeat about their finances. From Real Time Economics:

The sentiment split makes sense given what's happening in the economy. Men overwhelmingly shouldered the burden of layoffs in this downturn, leading to the term "mancession." In a labor force that is 53% male and 47% female, men accounted for 68% of the jobs lost. The adult male unemployment rate in June was 9.9%, compared with 7.8% for women.

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