MEN AND WOMEN
50.8 percent of the approximately 4.08 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 employment rate for women: 48.9 percent (as of December 2017). The employment rate indicates the proportion of female employees aged between 15 and 65 who are subject to mandatory social insurance contributions. 782,554 women and 817,984 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. 35 percent of the chief executives in Saxon companies are female. Thus, Saxony ranks first in a nationwide comparison. The proportion of women at the second management level amounts to about 40 percent. (Source: Institute for Labor Market and Occupational Research IAB)