Financial sector female employment stagnates at 42.7%

ONS stats show continuous downward trend in female employment in financial services

Sahar Nazir
clock • 1 min read

Women made up 42.7% of staff in the financial and insurance sector, according to data released today (15 August) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The number has dropped by 1.6% compared to the second half of 2022, but up 0.4% since the first quarter of 2023. The representation of women in the sector remains below pre-pandemic levels, the ONS said. By contrast, when records began in 1997, women made up 53.5% of the sector, 10.8% more than today. The ONS said that women as a percentage of employees in financial services have been falling steadily over recent years.                 Source: ONS Overall employment in the financial and insurance sector in the second half of this year stood at 1.53 milli...

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