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THE FACTS ABOUT WORKING WOMEN

One in two workers are women.

Three in five workers at or below minimum wage are women.

Four in five mothers of school-age children work for pay.

Two in five working women are managers or professionals.

One in five working women have administrative support jobs.

One in two people who work more than one job are women.

One in two working women provide half or more of their household income.

Seven in 10 married working mothers work more than 40 hours a week.

Two in five union members are women.

In 2002, nearly four in every five mothers of school-age children were in the paid workforce.

51 percent of mothers with infants (under age 1) were in the labor force.

In 1970, two in five mothers of school-age children were in the paid labor force.

In 1970, 61 percent of children had mothers who stayed at home full-time. By 2000, 67 percent of children had mothers in the paid workforce.

79 percent of women who maintained families were employed in 2001.

Sources: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics and Women's Bureau; The American Woman 2003-2004; www.aflcio.org