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Pennsylvania Women Make 22 Percent LessThan Men

Posted by Dayton Jones
Jun 02 2010

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Philadelphia Business Journal

Monday, March 8, 2010 | Modified: Thursday, March 11, 2010

Report: Pa. women make 22 percent less than men

Philadelphia Business Journal

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Pennsylvania women in 2008 ... earned about 78 percent of what their male counterparts were paid, which is larger than the national variation, according to newly released figures.

Full-time wage and salary workers in Pennsylvania who were female had median weekly earnings of $642, compared with $815 for men, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said this week.

Nationally, women made $638, about 80 percent of the $798 men made.

U.S. women in 1979 earned 62 percent of what men made, a ratio that rose gradually to a peak of 81 percent in 2005 and 2006.

The report noted that comparisons are broad and don’t account for factors such as education, which could help explain the disparities.

See more earnings statistics here

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http://philadelphia.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/stories/2010/03/08/daily2.html

http://www.bls.gov/cps/earnings.htm#demographics

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