Transgender people twice as likely to be unemployed

Transgender people continue to face stigma and discrimination, despite gains in public visibility. Those struggles carry over to the workforce, where transgender people overall are underrepresented, according to our recent survey: nearly 30 percent of transgender people in the United States are not in the workforce and are twice as likely as the cisgender population to be unemployed.

Transgender people are underrepresented in the US workforce.

To read the article, see “Being transgender at work,” November 10, 2021.