We’ve come a long way from the discrimination and struggles faced in the previous century when it came to getting an education and finding a job, but the sad reality is that when you look at the hard facts, there is still a fair amount of inequality when it comes to women’s role in the working world.
Here are ten eye-opening stats to see where women really are in the working world and get some inspiration to see where changes need to be made and where advancements can be lauded for this generation and the next.
- Women comprise 46% of the total U.S. labor force.
- Women make only 77.5 cents for every dollar that men earn.
- The more education a woman has, the greater the disparity in her wages.
- Women may work longer to receive the promotions that provide access to higher pay.
- Women business owners employ 35% more people than all the Fortune 500 companies combined.
- Women account for 46% of the labor force, but 59% of workers making less than $8 an hour.
- Only 53% of employers provide at least some replacement pay during periods of maternity leave.
- Four in ten businesses worldwide have no women in senior management.
- Women earned less than men in 99% of all occupations.
- Minority women fare the worst when it comes to equal pay.
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Posted by: Laurel Delaney