Unequal pay for equal work continues

December 15, 2009

New U.S. Department of Labor statistics report that women in California who were full-time wage and salary workers had median weekly incomes of $738, or 87 percent of the $852 median for their male counterparts in 2008. Nationwide, women earned $638 in 2008, or approximately 80 percent of the $798 median for men in 2008.



  1. mccdave says:

    Buzzzzzzz. The title is wrong. This is not for “equal work.” Click the link and read:

    “Readers should note that the comparisons of earnings in this report are on a broad level and do not control for many factors that can be significant in explaining earnings differences.”

    In other words, they don’t adjust for different job types/roles, geographic distribution, age/seniority distribution, etc. Maybe CCN should hire someone (i.e., a man ;) ) who can read and write.

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    • mccdave says:

      And it’s the “Bureau of Labor Statistics,” not “Department.”

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  2. Booty JuJu says:

    While that is semi-interesting information, it’s not exactly getting the dishes washed now is it?

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