10/18/2017 From Unemployment Quickly Back to Work? This is Easier in Male-Dominated Professions Men working in professions with a high male rate evidently find it easier to find a new job after a period of unemployment. In contrast, the last job prior to unemployment is less significant for women returning to work. Instead, the family situation is of key importance: Mothers of small children (below the age of four) are facing difficulties on reentering the labor market. This is what researchers have found out in a study investigating the influence of the profession and other factors on the duration of unemployment. Read more about this in the series NEPS results compakt.