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Fact Sheet on Working Women_Ellen Bravo
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Fact Sheet on Working Women_Ellen Bravo

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  • 1. 2010<br />State of U.S. Working Women<br />Work and Earnings<br />Percent of U.S. workers who are women: 49.9 <br />Proportion of mothers who are primary breadwinners or co-breadwinners: Two-thirds<br />Unemployment rate among unmarried women who head families: 13 percent <br />Percent of minimum wage workers who are women: 68.5 <br />Cents that women are paid for every dollar earned by a man: 77 <br />Cents that African American women are paid for every dollar earned by a man: 68 <br />Cents that Hispanic women are paid for every dollar earned by a man: 58 <br />Hourly wage gain for women represented by a union, compared to non-union women: 11.2 percent (about $2.00 an hour) <br />Women in Leadership<br />Percent of Fortune 500 CEOs who are women: 3<br />Percent of top earners who are women: 6.3<br />Percent of women on Fortune 500 board seats: 15.2<br />Percent of women of color on Fortune 500 board seats: 3.1<br />Percent of Fortune 500 companies with 3 or more women serving on board: less than 20<br />Percent of Fortune 500 companies with 3 or more women Executive Officers: less than 20<br />Percent of women in Congress: 17<br />2010<br />State of U.S. Working Women<br />Paid Sick Days<br />Number of countries included in the World Economic Forum’s list of 20 most competitive economies that do not guarantee paid sick days to all workers: 1, United States <br />Percent of working women in the private sector without paid sick days: 47 <br />Percent of working mothers who miss work when they have a sick child: 49 <br />Percent of low-income working mothers who lose pay when they miss work to care for a sick child: 75 <br />Proportion of workers who report that they or a family member has been fired, suspended, punished, or threatened with being fired for taking time off because of an illness, or to care for a sick child or other relative: One in six <br />Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Paid Leave<br />Percent of private sector workers who are not covered by the FMLA: 50 <br />Percent of employees who have paid family and medical leave from their employers: Eight <br />Number of states that provide paid maternity leave for mothers who give birth: Five <br />Number of states that provide paid leave for fathers or adoptive parents, and for caregivers for seriously ill family members: Two <br />Number of states that prohibit discrimination based on family responsibility: One, plus DC<br />

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