The St. Louis Post-Dispatch‘s Personal Finance blog reports that new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the gender wage gap widening in Missouri.
- The average full-time female Missouri worker makes only 75¢ for each dollar earned by an average full-time male Missouri worker.
- Broken down into weekly earnings, Missouri women who work full-time make $616 vs. the $819 earned by their male counterparts
- As the chart above illustrates, the wage gap in Missouri (75.2%) is larger than that of the United States (81.2%) as a whole, and has been since about 2003.
- Missouri has a larger gender wage gap than each of the eight neighboring states.
The BLS report points out that “comparisons by sex are on a broad level and do not control for factors such as educational attainment which can be significant in explaining earnings differences.”
The Post-Dispatch article is here.
The data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics are here.