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Facts and Figures: Economic Empowerment
Benefits of economic empowerment

Women’s economic empowerment is central to realizing women’s rights and gender equality. Women’s economic empowerment includes women’s ability to participate equally in existing markets; their access to and control over productive resources, access to decent work, control over their own time, lives and bodies; and increased voice, agency and meaningful participation in economic decision-making at all levels from the household to international institutions.

Women in the Labor Force in 2010
Of the 123 million women age 16 years and over in the U.S., 72 million, or 58.6 percent, were labor force participants—working or looking for work.
Women comprised 47 percent of the total U.S. labor force.
Women are projected to account for 51 percent of the increase in total labor force growth between 2008 and 2018.
66 million women were employed in the U.S.--73 percent of employed women worked on full-time jobs, while 27 percent worked on a part-time basis.

6 Facts You Need to Know About Women Working Around the World
Every day, millions of women in developing countries work hard to care for themselves and their families. You might find them cooking hours over a smoky fire, taking care of their young children, labouring long hours in a factory or harvesting vegetables in the field. Without the contributions of these women, economies would collapse.

7 Striking Facts About the State of Women in the Workplace in 2018
Women’s representation in the corporate world isn’t improving in leaps and bounds. Not even in leaps or bounds. It actually hasn’t improved much at all in the last few years.
At least that’s one of the top-level findings of the 2018 Women in the Workplace report recently released by McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.Org.

Working women: Key facts and trends in female labor force participation
Our World in Data presents the empirical evidence on global development in articles dedicated to specific topics. You can read more about female labor force participation in a companion blog post which discusses the determinants driving the changes described below.