State labor statistics finds wage gap in state is lower than national average


A recent report by the state’s Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the wage gap between women’s earnings and those of men is smaller  than the national average.

Items of note in the report include:

  • In 2017, Washington women working full-time had median weekly earnings of $825, or 75.5 percent of the $1,093 median weekly earnings of men
  • Nationwide, women earned $770/week, or 81.8 percent of the $941 median for men
  • At 75.5 percent, women’s earnings as a percent of men’s in Washington ranked 49th in the nation out of 50 states and the District of Columbia
  • Women’s weekly earnings in Washington ranked 14th, and men’s 6th, nationwide.

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