MEN AND WOMEN
50.7 percent of the approximately 4.05 million Saxons are female. Compared, above all, to all German federal states, these females represent an above average proportion on the labor market. In 2021, more than 780,000 women in Saxony were in work subject to mandatory social insurance contributions. This corresponds to 65 percent of all women of working age, nine percent more than ten years ago and the national peak in Germany. 781,246 women and 842,217 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. 27.9 percent of the chief executives in Saxon companies are female. Thus, Saxony ranks second in a nationwide comparison. (Source: CRIF GmbH, as of March 2022)