NYTimes: Where Working Women Are Most Common

According to this article from the New York Times, 70% of women nationwide between the ages of 25-54 are employed while 80% of men are. View the maps of men and women side-by-side to compare which areas employ more men or women. While only 26% of women these ages were unemployed in 1999, 30% are now.

Considering: "women nationwide now are more likely to graduate than men," these statistics should probably be more similar.