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Rise in numbers for women in engineering

On International Women in Engineering day (23 June), EngineeringUK reports a 12% increase in the number of women working in engineering compared with 2018. The starting point was quite low, however, just 12% of the workforce in Q2 2018, compared with 14.5% in Q2 2020.

The data is taken from the Labour Force Survey Q3 2020 and shows that the 2020 figure of 906,785 women in engineering in Q2 2020 is a 25.7% increase on the Q2 2016 figure of 721,586.

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