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Women Employees-To-All Employees Ratio: Total Nonfarm (CES0000000039)


Apr 2024: 49.9 (+ more)   Updated: May 3, 2024 7:46 AM CDT
Apr 2024:  49.9  
Mar 2024:  49.9  
Feb 2024:  49.9  
Jan 2024:  49.9  
Dec 2023:  49.9  
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Seasonally Adjusted




Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  

Release: Employment Situation  

Units:  Percent, 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: CES0000000039

Suggested Citation:

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Women Employees-To-All Employees Ratio: Total Nonfarm [CES0000000039], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/CES0000000039, May 17, 2024.

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