MEN AND WOMEN
50.7 percent of the approximately 4.06 million Saxons are female. Compared, above all, to most West German regions, these females represent an above average proportion on the labor market. Saxony has the highest labor force participation rate for women aged between 15 and 65 years: 78.6 percent. 777,700 women and 830,811 men who are subject to mandatory social insurance contributions are currently employed on Saxony’s labor market.
A pioneering role is also assumed by women in executive positions. 29.4 percent of the chief executives in Saxon companies are female. Thus, Saxony ranks second in a nationwide comparison. (Source: CRIF Bürgel GmbH, data services)