MEN AND WOMEN
50.7 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 labor force participation rate for women: 78.9 percent (as of December 2018). 781,513 women and 826,191 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. 27.1 percent of the chief executives in Saxon companies are female. Thus, Saxony ranks second in a nationwide comparison. (Source: CRIF Bürgel GmbH, data services)