Missouri’s gender pay gap widens

How disappointing.

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.


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