50.04 percent of the workforce in the United States is now female, surpassing men for the first time since the Great Recession, ten years ago. That recession was led by the male-heavy industries of construction and manufacturing.
This is also payroll growth and doesn’t account for the people (men and women) who work as independent contractors or who are self-employed or who work on farms. This means that more women than men–albeit slightly more–are employees. Men still dominate in the other groups, but for regular W2 employees, women take the lead.
Unemployment figures look great for all groups, which is excellent