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The numbers behind women at work

The numbers behind women at work

Women have made great strides in the workplace during the last several decades. But there are still gaps to be filled when it comes to equal pay, distribution of child care and incorporating women in senior-level positions. Here's a look at women at work, by the numbers.

Educational attainment

In 2014, women ages 25 to 64 in the labor force:

40 percent held college degrees, compared with 11 percent in 1970

6 percent had less than a high school diploma, compared with 34 percent who didn't graduate high school in 1970

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Women in the workforce

In 2014:

57 percent...

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