Most state and local employees are women: Gender and race/ethnicity of the private and state and local government workforce

Men White women Black women Hispanic women AAPI, other women
Private sector 53.4% 28.4% 6.4% 7.9% 3.9%
State and local government 40.4% 39.7% 8.7% 7.6% 3.6%

Source: EPI analysis of 2017⁠–2019 Current Population Survey microdata.

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