Cities That Work for Women

There are more working women per capita in Minneapolis-St. Paul than in Los Angeles or New York.

Nearly 71% of the women in Minneapolis-St. Paul worked for pay in 1999, according to a new report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

By comparison, fewer than half of the women in New York held paying jobs. Among Los Angeles women, only 52.7% were employed.

The national average for working women was 57.4%.


By the Numbers

Percentage of women working, 1999


New York City: 49.2%

Los Angeles: 52.7%

Detroit: 57.7%

Houston: 58.3%

Chicago: 60.2%

San Francisco: 62.5%

Seattle: 63.1%

Washington, D.C.: 64.5%

Atlanta: 65.9%

Minneapolis-St. Paul: 70.7%


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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