This week is Women in Construction Week, celebrating women’s contributions and achievements in a traditionally male-dominated industry. Women are playing an increasingly significant role in the world of construction. Yet according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the share of women workers in construction is still exceptionally low: in the year of 2015, only 9.3% of total construction employees are 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.

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