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Women in the Labor Force by Age


Year

Age

 

16-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65 +

1970

25.86%

18.11%

18.73%

20.63%

13.27%

3.39%

1990

18.19%

28.04%

26.10%

16.29%

8.77%

2.62%

2012

14.16%

21.25%

20.74%

22.68%

16.46%

4.72%


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Current Population Survey (CPS)/ Graph by the Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor. Quarter 4 data.