Teenage women are getting more jobs than their male counterparts in the labor force right now.
The slowly improving economy is creating more jobs in the retail and service industries while jobs in industries like construction have struggled, according to Bloomberg Government. Of the 1.9 million jobs created in the U.S. over the past 12 months, 597,000 have been in business services and 131,000 have been in retail. Only 55,000 construction jobs have been created during that same time.
There are approximately 2.25 million women between the ages of 16 and 19 that were working during the month of March. But there were only 2.08 men of the same age that were working during that same length of time, according to Bloomberg Government. Teenage men saw a drop of 109,000 in March, while teenage women saw an increase of 110,000.
Men account for 48.1 percent of 16- to 19-year-olds who are employed, according to data compiled by the U.S. Bureau Labor of Statistics.