Report: men grabbed 97% of all new hiring since mid-2009. True? Heck if I know but if so,why? [UPDATE: a reader ponts out that these data were complied by The National Women's Law Center, so they could well be entirely bogus]. Men comprised 70% of the fired in the height of the recession, a loss attributed to cutbacks in construction and manufacturing jobs but those industries aren’t exactly roaring back. Maybe government jobs are dominated by ladies and state and municipal governments aren’t hiring? Curious.