The unemployment rate for women in the U.S. workforce fell to 3.4 percent in April, the lowest rate since September 1953. The unemployment for women fell below 4 percent in March 2018 for the first time since the dot com boom in 2000. It has remained below 4 percent in 12 out of the last 13 months. The longest streak of below 4 percent unemployment was 18 months starting in 1952. The record low was 2.7 percent in May 1952. Unemployment for women over 20 years old fell to 3.1 percent, the lowest in 60 years. Overall unemployment hit the lowest level since December 1969.
- Market Watch, May 3, 2019