The Women's Bureau develops policies and standards and conducts inquiries to safeguard the interests of working women, to advocate for their equality and economic security for themselves and their families, and to promote quality work environments.
This section provides the most recent annual averages for selected labor force characteristics for working women.
This interactive visualization shows the number of women and men full-time workers and their annual earnings in over 300 occupations.
October 4, 2019
When we talk about women in the workplace, we often overlook the women who build our homes, our schools, and our roads. They have taken on occupations that require extraordinary grit and perseverance. This weekend, more than 2,000 extraordinary tradeswomen from across the country will gather in Minneapolis for the annual TradesWomen Build Nations conference – the largest conference of its kind in North America. Read more
September 2, 2019
On Labor Day, we celebrated what the American dream is truly about — dignity of work and the liberty to pursue happiness. We also celebrated the contributions that America’s workforce has made toward the growth and prosperity of our nation. Read more