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Women now account for the majority of the college-educated labour force in the US

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Women now account for over 50% of the college-educated labour force in the United States. Image: Unsplash/Mimi Thian

Richard Fry
Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center
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Number of people aged 25 and older in the US labour force with at least a bachelor's degree.
There are now more women aged 25 and older with at least a bachelor’s degree in the US labour force than before the pandemic. Image: Pew Research Center
Number of people aged 25 and older in the U.S. labor force.
The number of women with some college or less education in the labor force has declined 4.6%. Image: Pew Research Center

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Percentage of women and men either employed or actively looking for work.
The share of college-educated men who are working or looking for work has declined. Image: Pew Research Center
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