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In this undated photo, two unidentified women fill out applications during a job fair in Rockford, Ill. The August jobs report shows more women than men have regained jobs since the Great Recession ended. Education and health services have led the way, with 1.1 million women hired for 1.6 million available jobs. AP Photo

In United States, women are outrunning men in regaining jobs since the recession

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WASHINGTON — The slowly recovering U.S. job market has helped women rebound faster than men: They’ve now regained all the jobs they lost to the Great Recession. Men are still 2.1 million jobs short.

And the gender gap is expected to persist until the job market is much healthier.

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