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Women are finally, just barely making more than 80 cents to the dollar


The gender wage gap is still bad. Really, really bad. 

But in news of incremental progress, women are finally earning more than 80 cents to their male peers’ dollar. Specifically, women are making 80.5 cents on the dollar, the Census Bureau said this week

The bump above 80 cents is the first statistically significant annual increase the gender pay gap has seen since 2007. 

The median female worker working a full-time, year-round job made 80.5 cents to the dollar in 2016. The year before, the Census Bureau measured the wage gap at 79.6 cents to the dollar. People have been rounding up to 80 cents for a while, but only now is it actually, technically true.  Read more…

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