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ERIC Number: ED014613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 19
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BACKGROUND FACTS ON WOMEN WORKERS IN THE UNITED STATES.
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
DATA FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, THE MANPOWER REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT, AND THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DESCRIBE WOMEN WORKERS. IN 1966, THERE WERE 27.8 MILLION AMERICAN WOMEN WORKERS, AN INCREASE OF 4.2 MILLION SINCE 1960. OF ALL WORKERS, 36 PERCENT WERE WOMEN. NEARLY HALF OF ALL WOMEN 18 TO 64 YEARS OF AGE WERE WORKERS, AND THE MEDIAN AGE WAS 41. THREE OF FIVE WERE MARRIED AND LIVING WITH THEIR HUSBANDS. LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION WAS HIGHEST AMONG DIVORCED WOMEN, 71 PERCENT, AND LOWEST AMONG WIDOWS, 28 PERCENT. OF THE 9.9 MILLION WOMEN WORKERS WHO HAD CHILDREN UNDER 18, THOSE WITH SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN ONLY, 47 PERCENT, WERE THE LARGEST GROUP. MEDIAN YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED BY WOMEN WORKERS 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OVER IN THE LABOR FORCE AND IN THE POPULATION WERE 12.3 AND 12.1 RESPECTIVELY. ABOUT 8.5 MILLION WOMEN WERE EMPLOYED IN CLERICAL AND 3.5 MILLION IN PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL JOBS. MORE THAN TWO OF FIVE OF ALL EMPLOYED WERE IN SERVICE INDUSTRIES. ABOUT THREE OF FOUR OF THE TOTAL WERE EMPLOYED FULL TIME. PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL WORKERS RECEIVED A MEDIAN ANNUAL SALARY OF $5,574, BUT THE MEDIAN WAGE OR SALARY INCOME FOR ALL FULL-TIME WOMEN WORKERS IN 1965 WAS $3,823. THIS WAS 60 PERCENT OF THE MEDIAN FOR FULL-TIME MEN WORKERS. (FP)
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Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
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