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The Hanley Wood Data Studio looks at data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that finds that there is a low percentage of women workers in the construction industry. In 2015, only 9.3% of total construction employees were women. Yet, in the general workforce women comprise 46.8% in all industries.
Women are still underrepresented in every occupation inside the construction industry, according to data compiled by BLS. The share of female construction laborers, once 3.6% as of 2005, slid to 2.9% in 2015. The drain of women workers is also spotted in carpenters and roofers, of which the share of female employees dropped from 1.9% and 2.4% in 2005 to 1.8% and 2.3% in 2015, respectively.
To learn more about what’s behind the numbers, click below.