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Typical Minnesota woman earns about 80 percent what the typical man earns

Posted by: Adam Belz under Business trends, Economics Updated: April 4, 2013 - 4:58 PM

The National Women's Law Center issued a report this week on the gender wage gap across the country, and it's still significant.

The typical American woman working full-time, year-round makes 77 cents for every dollar earned by the typical American man.

On average, a woman in Minnesota is paid 80 cents for every dollar earned by a man, slightly better than the national average.
 
The wage gap in Minnesota, as it is in the rest of the country, is even wider for African-American and Hispanic women, who earn 63 cents and 53 cents, respectively, to every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.
 
The state with the greatest disparity for women overall was Wyoming, and the place with the least disparity was the District of Columbia.
 

 

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