Women now make up 35% of workers in the United States’ 10 highest-paying occupations – up from 13% in 1980.
Workplace diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, or DEI, are increasingly becoming part of national political debates. For a majority of employed U.S. adults (56%), focusing on increasing DEI at work is a good thing. But relatively small shares of workers place a lot of importance on diversity at their workplace.
The difference between the earnings of men and women has barely closed in the United States in the past two decades. This gap persists even as women today are more likely than men to have graduated from college, suggesting other factors are at play such as parenthood and other family needs.
In 2022, women earned an average of 82% of what men earned, according to a new analysis of median hourly earnings of full- and part-time workers.
Most say that, compared with five years ago, those who commit sexual harassment or assault at work are more likely to be held responsible and those who report it are more likely to be believed.
Women have overtaken men and now account for more than half (50.7%) of the college-educated labor force in the United States.
Here is what Center surveys show about American moms’ experiences juggling work and parenting responsibilities during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Among adults 25 and older who have no education beyond high school, more women have left the labor force than men.
The self-employed are back at work in pre-COVID-19 numbers, but their businesses have smaller payrolls
Hiring by the self-employed has fallen since 2019, with the cutbacks emanating mainly from businesses run by men.
The share of mothers who said it would be best for them to work full time dropped from 51% to 44% between 2019 and 2020.