Women in the Workforce Report Released

Apr 5, 2024

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

In March, the 2024 Women in the Workforce Report was released, looking at the key factors that contribute to the challenges women in the workforce face in the state.

Key Points:

    • Women who work full-time, year-round earn approximately 81 cents per dollar that men earn.
    • When considering full and part-time workers, women earn 68 cents per dollar of what men earn.
    • For more than half of industries, on average women earn between 50 and 75 cents per dollar of what their male counterparts earn.
    • In 2022, 66% of women aged 25 and older held at least some college or an associate degree or higher, while 62% of men did.
    • Labor force participation rates for 35 hours per week or more for women are around 50%, while that rate for men is nearly 70%.
    • While earning nearly 60% of degrees and certificates, women accounted for just 38.8% of degrees and certificates in STEM.
    • Women who have children under the age of five participated in the labor force 20% points lower than men with children under five.
    • Michigan ranked 34th in the country for labor force participation rates for women with children under 18.
    • The COVID-19 pandemic impacted labor force numbers for men and women, however, declines for women were sustained longer.

To read the full report, please click here.

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