Women play a critical role in the Texas economy. Their earnings represent an increasingly significant portion of household income directly affecting the economic security of families, communities and the state as a whole.
Not only do women hold nearly half of the state’s 12.4 million jobs, they create jobs through their ongoing entrepreneurial efforts.
More than 6 million jobs are held by Texas women.
Every dollar earned by women
in Texas results in an estimated $2.05 in wages, salaries and other compensation throughout the state economy.
Sources: Emsi, RIMS II.
or 50.4% of the Texas population
Women of prime working age – 25 to 54 years old – make up 20.2% of the entire state population and 40.1% Texas’ female population.
57.7 percent of women 16 years old or older are either employed or looking for work.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
51.3% of Texans with a bachelor’s degree or higher are women.
Texas has the 3rd highest number of women-owned businesses in the U.S.
Estimated 938,800 in 2017, up 146.% from 1997.
Among the top 10 most populous states, Texas ranks seventh by share of women-owned businesses per 1,000 residents
Source: American Express
Women hold 27.8% of jobs in top-level executive occupations.
In 2017, more than 6 million women worked in industries supporting the state economy. In addition, the number of businesses owned by women in Texas has risen by 146 percent over the last 20 years, Outpacing growth at the national level.
A financially secure Texas depends on financially successful women.
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