Wednesday, October 27, 2010

In Every State, Women Continue to Earn Less Than Men

According to 2009 Census data, women working full-time, year round in every state continued to earn less than their male counterparts. The chart below shows the wage gap state by state.


Today more and more families are counting on women’s earnings, as women are half of all U.S. workers. Mothers are the primary breadwinners or co-breadwinners in nearly two-thirds of American families. Unfair pay practices make things even harder for families in this tough economy.

In Pennsylvania, women are earning 75.5% of what men earn. The median earning for a man that works full-time year-round is $46,747, where as a woman earns $35,301. That is a difference of $11,446.

What can be done? The Paycheck Fairness Act would deter wage discrimination by closing loopholes in the Equal Pay Act and barring retaliation against workers who disclose their wages to coworkers. Take the I am Not Worth less Pledge today and pledge to help pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.

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