Vin Car Pic: Rosies in the workplace

This image shows the interior of the Chrysler Group Truck Assembly Plant in the 1940s.

American women entered the workforce in unprecedented numbers during World War II, as widespread male enlistment left gaping holes in the industrial labor force. Between 1940 and 1945, the female percentage of the U.S. workforce increased from 27 percent to nearly 37 percent, and by 1945 nearly one out of every four married woman worked outside the home.

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