Women now outnumber men in the U.S. workforce


Women and the workforce. The future of the workforce is female.  For the first time since 2010 and the second time ever, women outnumber men on U.S. payrolls, holding 50.4% of jobs (excluding farmworkers and the self-employed). That’s 109,000 more employed women than men—a trend that, economists say, reflects what lies ahead for American workers. 
When women first surpassed men on this front, the cause was post-recession bleeding of male-dominated construction jobs. This time around, it’s that industries dominated by women are growing and expected to maintain that growth in the years ahead. Health care and education continue to add jobs, and those jobs are largely held by women. Read More>>>