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Fact Sheets State by State Comparisons 2 minutes


Families depend on women’s wages more than ever, but women working full time, year round are typically paid less than full time, year round male workers in every state. Nationally, women working full time, year round typically make only 82 cents for every dollar a man makes and the size of the disparity varies by state. Women fare best in California and New York, where women working full time, year round typically make 88 cents for every dollar their male counterparts make. D.C., Maryland and Nevada follow with the ratio of women’s to men’s earnings at 86 percent or more. Women fare worst relative to men in Louisiana and Wyoming, where women’s earnings represented only 69 and 70 percent of men’s earnings, respectively.



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