ERIC Number: ED359435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
20 Facts on Women Workers. Facts on Working Women No. 93-2.
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
This bulletin summarizes some current information on working women into 20 short statements. Some of the highlights are the following: (1) about 58 percent of all women aged 16 and older (58 million) were labor force participants in 1992; (2) labor force participation for women was highest among those in the 35-44 age group---77 percent, with 73 percent of women aged 45-54 and 47 percent of women aged 55-64 working; (3) only about half of teenage females aged 16-19 were employed; (4) the unemployment rate for all women in the labor force was 6.9 percent in 1992; (5) 40 million women worked full time, and 14 million worked part time--about two-thirds of part-time workers were women; (6) women have made substantial progress in obtaining jobs in all managerial and professional occupations, but women are still overrepresented in low-paying jobs; (7) fewer women than men were self-employed; (8) more women were in the military--an increase from 44,498 in 1972 to more than 211,000 in 1992; (9) median earnings for female high school graduates working year round, full time were less than those of fully employed male high school dropouts; (10) 59 percent of wives in married-couple families participated in the labor force; and (11) 67 percent of women with children under age 18 were labor force participants. (KC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Note: For an earlier version, see ED 331 991.