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Women Employees, Total Nonfarm (CES0000000010)


Oct 2023: 78,248 (+ more)   Updated: Nov 3, 2023
Oct 2023:  78,248  
Sep 2023:  78,128  
Aug 2023:  77,984  
Jul 2023:  77,883  
Jun 2023:  77,739  
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Thousands of Persons,
Seasonally Adjusted




Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  

Release: Employment Situation  

Units:  Thousands of Persons, Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly


The nonfarm business sector is a subset of the domestic economy and excludes the economic activities of the following: general government, private households, nonprofit organizations serving individuals, and farms.

To obtain estimates of women worker employment, the ratio of weighted women employees to the weighted all employees in the sample is assumed to equal the same ratio in the universe. The current month's women worker ratio, thus, is estimated and then multiplied by the all-employee estimate. The weighted-difference-link-and-taper formula (described in the source) is used to estimate the current month's women worker ratio. This formula adds the change in the matched sample's women worker ratio (the weighted-difference link) to the prior month's estimate, which has been slightly modified to reflect changes in the sample composition (the taper).

The series comes from the 'Current Employment Statistics (Establishment Survey).'

The source code is: CES0000000010

Suggested Citation:

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Women Employees, Total Nonfarm [CES0000000010], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/CES0000000010, December 5, 2023.

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