Women in the labor force, 1970-2009

Source: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 05, 2011

In 2009, 59.2 percent of women were in the labor force: of 122 million women in the United States, 72 million were classified as either employed or unemployed. The percentage of women in the labor force has been relatively stable over the past several years.
See also:
Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2010 Edition)

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