Good for Texas: Women in the Workforce
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar recently announced the Good for Texas: Women in the Workforce tour. In the coming months, we’ll be highlighting the impact of Texas women on the state economy and across a variety of industries.
Women account for nearly half of Texas’ workforce. Texas ranks third among all states for women-owned businesses, boasting nearly 1 million. That number has grown 146 percent in the past 20 years.
The education and health services industry, sometimes called a “super sector,” is comprised of two distinct sectors – educational services and health care and social assistance. In 2016, education and health services contributed $104.8 billion to Texas’ GDP. In 2017, women held 77 percent of the state’s 1.6 million jobs in the industry – the highest share of female employment among all industries in Texas.
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