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US Women Earn 83.4% of What Men Make in Narrower Pay Gap

Oct. 18, 2022, 5:08 PM

US women earned 83.4 cents for every dollar men made in the third quarter, up a cent from the prior period but marking a pay gap below the high of 84.3 cents reached last year.

The median weekly earnings of full-time male workers was $1,164 compared to $971 for female employees, or a women’s-to-men’s earnings ratio of 83.4%, according to a US Bureau of Labor Statistics report Tuesday.

The gender pay gap varied widely by race and ethnicity. Black women earned 90% of Black men’s pay, White women earned 83.1% as much as White men, and Asian women ...