Chart Of The Day, Ctd

by Patrick Appel

Calculated Risk puts this graph in context. Women are not almost a majority of the workforce because women are more likely to hold down more than one job:

Say there were 50 women and 100 men in the work force, and each women worked two jobs (men only one). The [Current Employment Statistics]  would report 200 payroll positions; half for men, and half for women. The [Current Population Survey] would report 150 people had jobs, 50 women and 100 men. Would it be correct to say there were as many women in the work force as men? No.