Consider the following — extracted from a recent newsletter of the Career Masters Alliance:
* In 2006, about 59% of women were in the labor force.
* Since the early 1980s, women’s and men’s unemployment rates have continued to be similar (in 2006, they were identical).
* From 1975 to 2000, the rate of working mothers with children under age 18 rose from 47% to 73%, where it remained in 2006.
* One-third of women in the labor force had college degrees as of 2006.
* In 2006, women accounted for 50.6% of those employed in management, professional, and related occupations.
* Employed Asian women were more likely to work in higher-paying management, professional, and related occupations than Caucasian, African-American, or Latino women in the labor force.
* By industry, more than 50% of women were employed in financial activities, education and health services, and leisure and hospitality.
* Women working full time in 2006 had median weekly earnings of $600, compared to median income of men at $743 weekly.
* Women with college degrees earned 81% more than women with only a high school diploma.
Interesting food for thought!
– Jan Melnik, MRW, CCM, CPRW, President, Absolute Advantage