The gender pay gap is getting wider

loislaneAccording to new data from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research:

The median weekly earnings for full-time work increased for both women and men during 2015, but the increase was more substantial for men than women. In 2015, the ratio of women’s to men’s median weekly full-time earnings was 81.1 percent, a decrease of 1.4 percentage points since 2014, when the ratio was 82.5 percent. Women’s median weekly earnings for full-time work were $726 in 2015 compared with $895 for men. Controlling for inflation, women’s earnings increased by 0.9 percent, while men’s earnings increased by 2.6 percent since 2014.

You can download the fact sheet here. Oh, and Happy International Women’s Day.

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3 responses to “The gender pay gap is getting wider

  1. “By every economic measure, we are better off now than we were when I took office. You wouldn’t know it, but we are.”
    Barack Obama, 2014.

    Somebody missed an email…..

    The President’s official statement on International Women’s Day 2016 here.

    Today, on International Women’s Day, we recommit ourselves to achieving a world in which every woman and girl enjoys the full range of rights and freedoms that is her birthright.

    Well….maybe not a full range. But close enough for government work!

    Happy International Women’s Day? Really?

  2. 2016 Lois says, “It’s time to lose the high heels! It holds us back! That includes you, too, Batwoman!”

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