NJ Women Earn Less Than 80 Percent Of Wages Paid To Men

moneyby Colleen O’Dea / NJ Spotlight

A new report out this week found that women nationwide are narrowing the long-standing pay gap with men, but U.S. Census data shows that New Jersey women are still earning only a little more than three-quarters of what men are paid.

The report from the Pew Research Center found that, nationally, women age 16 and older typically earned about 84 cents for every $1 paid to men, or an average of $14.90 hourly compared with $17.79 for men. The gap was smaller among older women, ages 25-34, whose median pay equaled 93 percent of the median pay for men.

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