Jan 13, 2019 - Economy

Millennial women are fueling the job boom

Graduation cap that says hire me on it

A New York City College graduate. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Millennial women — those aged 25–34 — are participating in the U.S. job market at levels not seen since the turn of the millennium, Bloomberg reports.

Why it matters: With young women responsible for 46% of the gains in the prime labor market since late 2015, the shift highlights an increasing gender gap that's empowering women, including attending college, voting, donating to campaigns and running for office — and winning. It's fueled by shifting cultural norms as younger women delay getting married and starting families in order to build their careers.

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