100 Years of Working Women

Women have been in the work force for more than 100 years, but in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Women’s Bureau, find the top 10 occupations women have held in each decade since 1920. This data also includes the number of women in the labor force in each decade, and the percentage of women in the top 10 occupations.

 

Annual Data

Find the most recent annual averages for selected labor force characteristics. Data are presented by sex, age, race and Hispanic origin, educational attainment, marital status, and parental status when available.

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Facts Over Time

Find data on how selected labor force characteristics change over time. Labor force and earnings data are presented by sex, age, race and Hispanic origin, and parental status when available.

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Mothers and Families

Find data on selected characteristics of mothers and families, including labor force participation rates, unemployment, occupation, family type, earnings, and family income.

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Occupations

Find data on women's employment and earnings by occupation. An interactive visualization provides employment and earnings profiles for over 300 occupations.

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Earnings

Find data on earnings by sex, age, race and Hispanic origin, educational attainment, and occupation.

Earnings

Employment and Earnings in Select Occupations

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Women Veterans

Find data on selected characteristics of women veterans. Data are presented by sex, period of service, and employment sector.

Women Veterans: Selected characteristics

Share of veterans and nonveterans in the U.S. population and in the labor force who are women

Labor Force Participation Rate Maps

Other Resources

Find links to selected websites, reports and data resources for women in the labor force. Links to additional resources for the sections above may be found at the bottom of each page.

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