In 2015, only 9.3% of total construction employees were women, compared to the overall level of 46.8% across all industries. Construction, by far the most gender-imbalanced field, is also the only industry with a share of women below 10%, according to the 2015 Labor Force Statistics from the current population Survey by BLS. Women in construction did make some progress during the past two decades, but the gains were largely reversed by the 2008 financial crisis.

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