Shutterstock
The number of adult women with a job is lower than it was two years ago, according to CNNMoney. But that's not the case for men, as they've seen an increase.

The economic recession hit women really hard.

The number of adult women with a job now is lower than it was two years ago, according to CNNMoney. But that's not the case for men, as they've seen an increase.

"Even though we are seeing some recovery, we have not seen it in a recovery of jobs for women," Heather Boushey, senior economist at the Center for American Progress, told CNNMoney.

Since the official end of the recession, almost 2.9 million jobs have been added to the private sector. But women's jobs have only accounted for 23.5 percent of those, according to the article. Of the 2.3 million total jobs added since the recession ended, women have only taken part in 12.3 percent of them, according to the National Women's Law Center.

Women lost approximately 396,000 jobs in the public sector during the recovery, according to the NWLC. Women accounted for 57.2 percent of the workforce in the public sector by the end of the recession, yet 69.1 percent of the jobs cut in that sector were women's.

EMAIL: bbullock@desnews.com