03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

"Mancession" - Is It A Myth?

Men account for three quarters of the 7 million U.S. job losses. That has led to talk of a "man-cession." With male unemployment rampant, women are on the cusp of a historic breakthrough "before the end of the year, women are likely to form a majority of salaried U.S. workers for the first time.

The novelty of the man-cession has been overstated, however. Delve deeper, and men have not been doing so badly by historic standards. Nor have women been making great breakthroughs.