US Women in Manufacturing Reaches New High After Pandemic

Bloomberg reported that the number of US women working in manufacturing is rising again after a drop during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, and more will likely join the male-dominated field thanks to a shift toward automation. Women are now returning at levels seen before 2020, after some age groups including those age 55 to 64 saw spikes last year, according to a post from the US Census Bureau.

New jobs requiring high-tech skills and efforts to encourage girls to study engineering and related subjects help chip away at the gender gap, the agency said.