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More Women Are Joining the Workforce Than in Past Two Decades

By InHerSight

More and more women are joining the workforce now than in the past two decades, according to recent US Department of Labor statistics reported by The Wall Street Journal. For the past two decades, women’s workplace participation has been decreasing, but now, the participation rate among women aged 25-54 has reached 75.2 percent--up from 73.3 percent three years ago. The employment percentage of women aged 35-44 peaked in 1997 at 77.7 percent, and we’ve yet to see a percentage that high since then. The statistics also show that the labor-force participation of female high-school dropouts has been steadily increasing. Here’s to hoping this trend continues!

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