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Civilian labor force by sex, 1948-2015 annual averages
Year"Number of women in the civilian labor force (in thousands)""Number of men in the civilian labor force (in thousands)""Share of the civilian labor force who are women (percent)""Share of the civilian labor force who are men (percent)"

1948

17,33543,28628.671.4

1949

17,78843,49829.071.0

1950

18,38943,81929.670.4

1951

19,01643,00130.769.3

1952

19,26942,86931.069.0

1953

19,38243,63330.869.2

1954

19,67843,96530.969.1

1955

20,54844,47531.668.4

1956

21,46145,09132.267.8

1957

21,73245,19732.567.5

1958

22,11845,52132.767.3

1959

22,48345,88632.967.1

1960

23,24046,38833.466.6

1961

23,80646,65333.866.2

1962

24,01446,60034.066.0

1963

24,70447,12934.465.6

1964

25,41247,67934.865.2

1965

26,20048,25535.264.8

1966

27,29948,47136.064.0

1967

28,36048,98736.763.3

1968

29,20449,53337.162.9

1969

30,51350,22137.862.2

1970

31,54351,22838.161.9

1971

32,20252,18038.261.8

1972

33,47953,55538.561.5

1973

34,80454,62438.961.1

1974

36,21155,73939.460.6

1975

37,47556,29940.060.0

1976

38,98357,17440.559.5

1977

40,61358,39641.059.0

1978

42,63159,62041.758.3

1979

44,23560,72642.157.9

1980

45,48761,45342.557.5

1981

46,69661,97443.057.0

1982

47,75562,45043.356.7

1983

48,50363,04743.556.5

1984

49,70963,83543.856.2

1985

51,05064,41144.255.8

1986

52,41365,42244.555.5

1987

53,65866,20744.855.2

1988

54,74266,92745.055.0

1989

56,03067,84045.254.8

1990

56,82969,01145.254.8

1991

57,17869,16845.354.7

1992

58,14169,96445.454.6

1993

58,79570,40445.554.5

1994

60,23970,81746.054.0

1995

60,94471,36046.153.9

1996

61,85772,08746.253.8

1997

63,03673,26146.253.8

1998

63,71473,95946.353.7

1999

64,85574,51246.553.5

2000

66,30376,28046.553.5

2001

66,84876,88646.553.5

2002

67,36377,50046.553.5

2003

68,27278,23846.653.4

2004

68,42178,98046.453.6

2005

69,28880,03346.453.6

2006

70,17381,25546.353.7

2007

70,98882,13646.453.6

2008

71,76782,52046.553.5

2009

72,01982,12346.753.3

2010

71,90481,98546.753.3

2011

71,64281,97546.653.4

2012

72,64882,32746.953.1

2013

72,72282,66746.853.2

2014

73,03982,88246.853.2

2015

73,51083,62046.853.2

Notes: Includes persons in the civilian noninstitutional population that are employed or actively looking for work. Based on persons 16 years of age and older. The comparability of historical data has been affected at various times by methodological and other changes in the Current Population Survey.

Source: 1948-2015 annual averages, Current Population Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics