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NY Women Paid 14 Percent Less Than What Men Make, Report Says

A new report found that New York women still earn less than men.
A new report found that New York women still earn less than men. Photo Credit: Flickr

A new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that found New York women were paid 86 percent of what men made in 2016, comes as no surprise to women.

The report, released Monday, found that in 2016, New York women who were full-time workers, had weekly earnings of $840 or 86.2 percent of the $975 weekly earnings of their male counterparts.

A snapshot of the entire U.S. ranks New York women's pay eighth, with Chief Regional Economist Martin Kohli noting that it declined slightly from a high of nearly 87 percent in New York in 2015.

The data also showed that nationwide, women had a median weekly income of $749 or 81.9 percent of the $915 that men earned in 2016. Vermont had the highest earnings ratio for women among the states with 90.2 percent, and Utah had the lowest, at 69.9 percent. 

The data is available back to 1979 when women earned about 62 percent of what men took home each week. 

On the other side, the weekly earnings for men were lowest in Arkansas at $769 and highest in Connecticut at $1,164, the report showed. 

Two other states -- Massachusetts and New Jersey -- had weekly wages above $1,100 for full-time male workers. In the District of Columbia, men earned a median weekly wage of $1,274.

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