Employment of women surpasses March 2008 peak

December 09, 2013

The number of women on nonfarm payrolls, which was 67.5 million in October 2013, rose to 67.6 million in November, an increase of 94,000. Over the September 2013 to November 2013 period, the number of employed women has surpassed its recent peak of 67.4 million that occurred in March 2008, during the recent recession (which started December 2007 and ended in June 2009).

Nonfarm payroll employment of men and women, January 2003–November 2013
MonthWomenMenTotal

Jan 2003

63,422,00066,958,000130,380,000

Feb 2003

63,409,00066,813,000130,222,000

Mar 2003

63,295,00066,712,000130,007,000

Apr 2003

63,302,00066,654,000129,956,000

May 2003

63,268,00066,678,000129,946,000

Jun 2003

63,213,00066,730,000129,943,000

Jul 2003

63,208,00066,755,000129,963,000

Aug 2003

63,097,00066,822,000129,919,000

Sep 2003

63,258,00066,766,000130,024,000

Oct 2003

63,305,00066,916,000130,221,000

Nov 2003

63,321,00066,913,000130,234,000

Dec 2003

63,372,00066,981,000130,353,000

Jan 2004

63,426,00067,086,000130,512,000

Feb 2004

63,428,00067,127,000130,555,000

Mar 2004

63,553,00067,335,000130,888,000

Apr 2004

63,656,00067,479,000131,135,000

May 2004

63,783,00067,658,000131,441,000

Jun 2004

63,805,00067,714,000131,519,000

Jul 2004

63,794,00067,762,000131,556,000

Aug 2004

63,775,00067,906,000131,681,000

Sep 2004

63,905,00067,931,000131,836,000

Oct 2004

64,053,00068,126,000132,179,000

Nov 2004

64,084,00068,160,000132,244,000

Dec 2004

64,172,00068,200,000132,372,000

Jan 2005

64,272,00068,230,000132,502,000

Feb 2005

64,360,00068,382,000132,742,000

Mar 2005

64,426,00068,451,000132,877,000

Apr 2005

64,595,00068,644,000133,239,000

May 2005

64,657,00068,750,000133,407,000

Jun 2005

64,779,00068,874,000133,653,000

Jul 2005

64,868,00069,157,000134,025,000

Aug 2005

64,919,00069,298,000134,217,000

Sep 2005

65,016,00069,266,000134,282,000

Oct 2005

64,945,00069,418,000134,363,000

Nov 2005

65,039,00069,659,000134,698,000

Dec 2005

65,057,00069,799,000134,856,000

Jan 2006

65,124,00070,006,000135,130,000

Feb 2006

65,195,00070,251,000135,446,000

Mar 2006

65,300,00070,426,000135,726,000

Apr 2006

65,317,00070,590,000135,907,000

May 2006

65,280,00070,648,000135,928,000

Jun 2006

65,310,00070,698,000136,008,000

Jul 2006

65,538,00070,680,000136,218,000

Aug 2006

65,667,00070,730,000136,397,000

Sep 2006

65,804,00070,752,000136,556,000

Oct 2006

65,898,00070,655,000136,553,000

Nov 2006

66,034,00070,724,000136,758,000

Dec 2006

66,163,00070,764,000136,927,000

Jan 2007

66,311,00070,850,000137,161,000

Feb 2007

66,458,00070,793,000137,251,000

Mar 2007

66,543,00070,894,000137,437,000

Apr 2007

66,620,00070,893,000137,513,000

May 2007

66,758,00070,896,000137,654,000

Jun 2007

66,833,00070,901,000137,734,000

Jul 2007

66,855,00070,844,000137,699,000

Aug 2007

66,966,00070,709,000137,675,000

Sep 2007

67,028,00070,724,000137,752,000

Oct 2007

67,121,00070,717,000137,838,000

Nov 2007

67,193,00070,756,000137,949,000

Dec 2007

67,315,00070,727,000138,042,000

Jan 2008

67,326,00070,730,000138,056,000

Feb 2008

67,351,00070,620,000137,971,000

Mar 2008

67,384,00070,508,000137,892,000

Apr 2008

67,367,00070,310,000137,677,000

May 2008

67,341,00070,150,000137,491,000

Jun 2008

67,296,00070,026,000137,322,000

Jul 2008

67,289,00069,817,000137,106,000

Aug 2008

67,151,00069,685,000136,836,000

Sep 2008

66,995,00069,382,000136,377,000

Oct 2008

66,823,00069,082,000135,905,000

Nov 2008

66,659,00068,471,000135,130,000

Dec 2008

66,449,00067,976,000134,425,000

Jan 2009

66,169,00067,462,000133,631,000

Feb 2009

65,970,00066,966,000132,936,000

Mar 2009

65,703,00066,403,000132,106,000

Apr 2009

65,459,00065,943,000131,402,000

May 2009

65,335,00065,715,000131,050,000

Jun 2009

65,191,00065,387,000130,578,000

Jul 2009

65,045,00065,182,000130,227,000

Aug 2009

64,968,00065,049,000130,017,000

Sep 2009

64,857,00064,927,000129,784,000

Oct 2009

64,795,00064,819,000129,614,000

Nov 2009

64,735,00064,858,000129,593,000

Dec 2009

64,669,00064,704,000129,373,000

Jan 2010

64,663,00064,697,000129,360,000

Feb 2010

64,639,00064,681,000129,320,000

Mar 2010

64,694,00064,780,000129,474,000

Apr 2010

64,716,00064,987,000129,703,000

May 2010

64,932,00065,292,000130,224,000

Jun 2010

64,832,00065,262,000130,094,000

Jul 2010

64,735,00065,273,000130,008,000

Aug 2010

64,674,00065,297,000129,971,000

Sep 2010

64,593,00065,335,000129,928,000

Oct 2010

64,672,00065,484,000130,156,000

Nov 2010

64,705,00065,595,000130,300,000

Dec 2010

64,760,00065,635,000130,395,000

Jan 2011

64,756,00065,708,000130,464,000

Feb 2011

64,791,00065,869,000130,660,000

Mar 2011

64,855,00066,010,000130,865,000

Apr 2011

65,039,00066,130,000131,169,000

May 2011

65,008,00066,276,000131,284,000

Jun 2011

65,077,00066,416,000131,493,000

Jul 2011

65,060,00066,511,000131,571,000

Aug 2011

65,142,00066,561,000131,703,000

Sep 2011

65,215,00066,713,000131,928,000

Oct 2011

65,298,00066,796,000132,094,000

Nov 2011

65,356,00066,912,000132,268,000

Dec 2011

65,453,00067,045,000132,498,000

Jan 2012

65,572,00067,237,000132,809,000

Feb 2012

65,677,00067,403,000133,080,000

Mar 2012

65,740,00067,545,000133,285,000

Apr 2012

65,832,00067,565,000133,397,000

May 2012

65,916,00067,606,000133,522,000

Jun 2012

65,943,00067,666,000133,609,000

Jul 2012

66,017,00067,745,000133,762,000

Aug 2012

66,123,00067,804,000133,927,000

Sep 2012

66,211,00067,854,000134,065,000

Oct 2012

66,285,00067,940,000134,225,000

Nov 2012

66,398,00068,074,000134,472,000

Dec 2012

66,466,00068,225,000134,691,000

Jan 2013

66,557,00068,282,000134,839,000

Feb 2013

66,680,00068,491,000135,171,000

Mar 2013

66,743,00068,570,000135,313,000

Apr 2013

66,882,00068,630,000135,512,000

May 2013

66,981,00068,707,000135,688,000

Jun 2013

67,071,00068,789,000135,860,000

Jul 2013

67,154,00068,795,000135,949,000

Aug 2013

67,311,00068,876,000136,187,000

Sep 2013

67,393,00068,969,000136,362,000

Oct 2013 (p)

67,468,00069,094,000136,562,000

Nov 2013 (p)

67,562,00069,203,000136,765,000
Footnotes:

(p) Data for the most recent two months are preliminary.

In November 2013, the number of employed men increased by 109,000 (from 69.1 million in October to 69.2 million in November), but remained below its recent peak of 70.9 million, which it reached in June 2007.   

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased 203,000 (from 136.6 million in October to 136.8 million in November).

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent two months are preliminary. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation — November 2013," (HTML) (PDF) news release USDL-13-2315. More charts featuring CES employment data can be found in Current Employment Statistics Highlights: November 2013 (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Employment of women surpasses March 2008 peak on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20131209.htm (visited September 21, 2014).

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