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. A financially secure Texas depends on financially successful women.
There are 5,986,000 jobs held by Texas women.
Every dollar paid to a female worker results in an estimated $2.05 in wages, salaries and other compensation throughout the state economy.
Sources: EMSI, RIMS II.
Population of Texas women: 14,245,000 – 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.
Women are graduating from college at a higher rate than men in Texas. 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 146.1% from 1997.
Source: American Express
Women hold 27.8% of jobs in top-level executive occupations.
Women’s share of top executive occupations in Texas:
In 2017, about 6 million Texas women worked in industries and businesses around the state. Women represent nearly half of the state’s total workforce (the employed and active jobseekers). The number of Texas businesses owned by women has risen by 146 percent in the last 20 years, to nearly 939,000.
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