Statistically Speaking

March is Women’s History Month. Here’s how women are making an impact in the United States:

Projected number of bachelor’s degrees that will be awarded to women this year: 870,000

Number of military veterans who are women: 1.7 million

Number of women over age 16 participating in the labor force: 69.3 million

Amount of money women earned for every dollar earned by men: 77 cents

Percentage of women citizens who voted in the 2004 presidential election: 65

Number of women on death row: 50

Percentage of wives who earn at least $5,000 more than their husbands: 17