By the Numbers: Hispanic Women in the Workforce
By Tracie Sanchez,
Strong labor force participation
A spirit of entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship among Hispanic women also has grown. In 2012, the most recent year for which data is available:
This National Hispanic Heritage Month, join us at the Women’s Bureau in celebrating Hispanic women’s vital contributions to the nation’s continued innovation and economic productivity. Find more resources and statistics on Hispanic women on the Women’s Bureau website.
Tracie Sanchez is a program analyst.
Graphic 1: Hispanic women make an important and growing contribution to the U.S. workforce. The background is of women workers representing different occupations. A bar chart shows Hispanic women's representation in the workforce over time: 3.6% in 1994, 5.2% in 2004, 6.9% in 2014, and projected 8.5% in 2024.
Graphic 2: A bar chart compares labor force participation rates in 2016 with projected rates in 2024 for different demographics as follows. 76% percent of Hispanic men were in the labor force in 2016 and 74.3% are projected to be in the labor force in 2024. 67.8% of non-Hispanic men were in the labor force in 2016 and 64.3% percent are projected to be in the labor force in 2024. 57.0% of non-Hispanic women were in the labor force in 2016 and 55.5% percent are projected to be in the labor force in 2024. All of those groups are projected to decline. However, Hispanic women's participation is projected to increase from 55.8% in 2016 to 57.4% in 2024 - the only demographic expected to increase.
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