Latvia above EU average for high-tech women

In 2022, there were 9.8 million people employed in high-technology sectors across the EU, corresponding to 4.9% of the EU’s total employment. The gender representation in this sector sees men accounting for just over two-thirds (67.2%) of the total. 

Women accounted for almost one-third (32.8%) of the total number of people employed in the EU’s high-technology sectors in 2022. 

The share of women in high-technology employment across NUTS 2 regions, ranged from a high of 50.2% in the Hungarian region of Nyugat-Dunántúl down to 8.3% in the Greek region of Thessalia. In fact, Nyugat-Dunántúl was the only region in the EU (at this level of detail) where there were more women than men employed in high-technology sectors.

The next highest shares of female employment were recorded in the Italian region of Marche (48.6%) and another Hungarian region, Észak-Magyarország (48.1%).

Latvia does fairly well in the figures with 36% of its high-tech workforce being female (16,900 women among a total hi-tech workforce of 46,900).

Expressed as a percentage of the total workforce, 3.8% are women in hi-tech in Latvia, compared with 3.5% in Lithuania and 5.5% in Estonia.

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