ERIC Number: ED448294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
20 Facts on Women Workers. Facts on Working Women.
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Of the 108 million women age 16 or over who were part of the 1999 civilian noninstitutional U.S. population, 65 million (about 60%) were either employed or actively looking for work. In 1999, black, white, and Hispanic women participated in the labor force at rates of 63.5%, 59.6%, and 55.9%, respectively. According to projections, women will constitute 48% of the labor force in 2008. Rates of women's labor force participation by educational levels in 1999 were as follows: less than a high school diploma, 31.9%; high school diploma, 55.9%; some college, 66.1%; and college graduate, 74.8%. In 1999, 75% of the United States' 62 million employed women were employed full-time. The largest share of employed women worked in technical, sales, and administrative support occupations. In February 2000, women accounted for 14.4% of military personnel. In 1999, 3.4 million were self-employed, 3.7 million held multiple jobs, and 2.9 million were contingent workers. On average, women earned 77% of what men earned. Women maintained 22% of the 34.8 million U.S. families with children under 18. (Concluding the document are addresses and contact information for the 10 regional offices of the U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau and the bureau's National Resource and Information Center.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Age Differences, Career Choice, Career Education, College Graduates, Comparative Analysis, Education Work Relationship, Employed Women, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, High School Graduates, Income, Information Sources, Labor Force, Military Personnel, Occupations, Part Time Employment, Participation, Postsecondary Education, Predictor Variables, Public Agencies, Racial Differences, Salary Wage Differentials, Secondary Education, Self Employment, Tables (Data), Temporary Employment
For full text: http://www.dol.gov/dol/wb/public/wb_pubs/20fact00.htm.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.