Happy Equal Pay Day (Well, almost)

A new analysis released by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) today on Equal Pay Day shows that men out-earn women in nearly every occupation for which data are available.

Of the more than 500 occupational categories for which sufficient data are provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in only 5 occupations do women earn the same or more than men.

EOI’s report “Washington Working Women: Not Equal Yet” echoes these findings, and provides analysis of the disparity here in Washington state.

IWPR Director of Research Dr. Barbara Gault notes, “The data paint a clear picture of a workforce that remains strongly divided on the basis of sex — with women landing in the worst jobs our labor market has to offer, and earning less than men even in the exact same jobs. Our economy can only thrive when opportunities are equally available regardless of gender or race.”

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