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Why women in business have suffered fewer casualties than men

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This story appears in the March 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

For dudes, the downturn has been nothing but bad news. For the first time in economic history, the male unemployment rate surpassed the female unemployment rate--and it just kept getting worse. By December, 10.2 percent of men were out of work, versus 8.2 percent of women, During the worst of the job losses, male workers were handed 82 percent of the pink slips.

But while the world's been busy boohooing the "mancession," it's just starting to look at the other half of the story. And the news is good.

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