A recent article in The Economist is titled Women alone are driving a recovery in workforce participation. An accompanying graph is suggestive but far too cluttered.

Long point labels usually don’t work. A horizontal bar or a dot graph would work well for the long category names. Unfortunately neither is available in Excel. This graph provides the idea.

The evidence is a bit more nuanced. The one category dominated by women had the largest growth. The three categories dominated by men had the smallest growth. The more mixed categories had mixed growth.

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