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Florida women earning 84 percent of median wages earned by men

Women workers in Florida are earning about 84 percent of the weekly earnings of their male counterparts, the second-highest ratio since 1997, according to government data released Wednesday.

In 2011, Florida women earned about $668 per week compared to the $797 median weekly earnings for men, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Nationwide, women earned $684 in median weekly wages, just over 82 percent of men's earnings of $832.

The data is not a comparison of men and women working in the same industries or doing the same jobs, but rather a look at overall median wages by gender.

Florida women earning 84 percent of median wages earned by men 12/12/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 5:22pm]
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