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Labor Force Participation Among Utah Women
Utah Engineering Journal (2017)
  • Susan R. Madsen, Utah Valley University
  • Robbyn T. Scribner, Utah Valley University
Abstract
Over the past half-century or so, Utah women’s participation in the labor force has steadily increased at a rate of about 8% per decade. According to the most recent (2015) U.S. Census Bureau estimates, women in Utah make up 43.9% of the state workforce, which is slightly lower than the U.S. women’s share of the national workforce, 47.4%. In general, Utah women are about as likely to be employed as U.S. women, but Utah women are less likely to work full-time year round. Numerous factors influence Utah women’s experiences in the labor force, including such barriers to successful employment as trouble accessing affordable childcare and occupational segregation in lower-paying industries.
This research snapshot focuses on three key areas:
1. An overview of Utah women’s labor force participation, broken down by demographics,
2. An exploration of the industries and occupations where Utah women are most likely to work, and
3. A discussion of ways to increase Utah women’s success in the labor force.
Publication Date
2017
Citation Information
Madsen, S. R., & Scribner, R. (2017). Labor force participation among Utah women. Utah Engineering Journal, 40-43. Retrieved from http://thenewslinkgroup.com/clients/UEC/pdfs/2017/index.html#1