1. Women account for 47.7% of the global workforce. The female labor force participation rate across the globe has been declining since 1990, going down from 50.9% to 47.7% at the end of 2019. Moreover, according to the latest World Bank report, compared to 1990 the share of men participating in the labor force has also dropped from 80.2% in 1990 to 74.7%. 2. Women hold 50.04% of all jobs in the US. 2020 sure appears to be in favor of women in the US. Women in the workforce statistics indicate that the percentage of women in the workforce has expanded from 49.7% in 2019. Experts believe this upward trend will continue and will accelerate, while the number of men in the workforce will be declining. 3. Canada has the highest female labor force participation rate at 61.3%. Even though the US has been universally acknowledged as the land of equal opportunities, countries such as Canada and Australia have been showing high female labor force participation rates by year for decades. For example, the rates in Canada have been higher than 50% since 1980, male vs female employment statistics show. In Australia, the participation of women in the labor force in 2019 was 61.1% with a strong tendency to grow even further. In the 28 member countries of the EU, the share was 46%. 4. Both women and men agree that women should work at paid jobs. Claims such as “stay-at-home women are happier” no longer stick. The employment gap between men and women is not because women want to stay home. On the contrary, around 69.8% of women say they’d prefer having a paid job rather than staying at home, and 66.5% of men agree with them, male vs female employment statistics reveal. Still, for the past 27 years, the gender employment gap has only decreased by 2 percentage points. 5. 50.2% of the college-educated workforce are women. Education is related to income and this milestone is very important for women. Women in the workplace statistics show that currently, women surpass men by 0.2% as a college-educated labor force. Another amazing piece of data for women as milestone setters is that more than half of the degrees awarded in the 2016-2017 academic year were to women. During this period, women obtained a total of 57.3% of bachelor’s degrees, 59.4% master’s, and 53.3% PhDs.
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