Women are the real job losers
In just the last year, the ONS claims there is now 5.7% fewer women working full time compared to a 4.7% drop for men. That's, more or less, a 20% difference.
20% difference - or worse
So far, at least. That's because the real force of much of the job cuts, particularly public sector ones, has yet to be felt. And disproportionately more women work in the public sector than men.
The ONS' 'net loss' - a calculation measuring job losses against newly created ones - of 1m posts also means more people, particularly women, scrabbling for part-time positions.
Tax credit pressureThere is also stark regional worries. For example, more than 30,000 women living in Wales lost their jobs between now and 2008 compared to around 9,000 ten. A huge gender discrepancy.
Don't forget that many families are also struggling with cuts to childcare funding. The childcare tax credit has been snipped and funding for services such as nursery places is also under strain. Which makes it harder for women to find suitable, child-friendly work.
The ONS adds that most typical families have seen their monthly income drop by around £17.50. Up to 2008/9, the average weekly household income was £703. This had slumped to £699 a year on.