Fitzsimon’s “Monday Numbers” — North Carolina women in the workplace

From “Monday Numbers,” a regular feature of the NC Policy Watch blog The Fitzsimon File
(by Chris Fitzsimon)

(The source for all the items in this week’s edition of Monday Numbers is the “Key Findings on the Economic Status of Women in North Carolina” from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, August 2012)

59—percentage of women in the United States active in the workforce in 2010

59—percentage of women in North Carolina active in the workforce in 2010

34—percentage of women in the United States active in the workforce in 1950

43—percentage of women in the United States active in the workforce in 1970

66—percentage of women in North Carolina with children under the age of five who are currently in the workforce

33—percentage of women in North Carolina who hold an associate’s degree or have some college education

28—percentage of men in North Carolina who hold an associate’s degree or have some college education

33,000—amount in dollars of the average median annual earnings in 2010 for women in North Carolina who work full-time and year-round

40,000—amount in dollars of the average median annual earnings in 2010 for men in North Carolina who work full-time and year-round

20,000—amount in dollars that women in North Carolina with a college degree who work full time and year round earn LESS every year than men in North Carolina with a college degree who work full time and year round

28—percentage of businesses in North Carolina owned by women

13—percent of men in North Carolina in 2010 living in families with incomes below the federal poverty level

17— percent of women in North Carolina in 2010 living in families with incomes below the federal poverty level

9,185—amount in dollars of the annual cost of care for an infant in a child care center in North Carolina

7,774—amount in dollars of the annual cost of care for a four-year-old in a child care center in North Carolina

5,685—amount in dollars of average annual tuition and fees for a four-year public university in North Carolina


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