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Florida women earning 84 percent of median wages earned by men

Published Dec. 12, 2012

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.