Global Employment Trends for Women – March 2008


The report shows that improvements in the status of women in labour markets throughout the world have not substantially narrowed gender gaps in the workplace.

In 2007, 1.2 billion women around the world worked, almost 200 million or 18.4 per cent
more than ten years ago. But, the number of unemployed women also grew from 70.2 to 81.6 million over the same period and in 2007, women at the global level still had a higher likelihood of being unemployed than men. The female unemployment rate stood at 6.4 per cent compared to the male rate of 5.7 per cent.

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