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September 18, 2020
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CA women’s to men’s earnings

January 24, 2020

In 2018, California women working full-time had median weekly earnings of $876, or 88.3 percent of the $992 median weekly earnings of men

Nationwide, women earned $789/week, or 81.1 percent of the $973 median for men

At 88.3 percent, women’s earnings as a percent of men’s in California ranked first in the nation out of 50 states and the District of Columbia

Women’s weekly earnings in California ranked 9th, and men’s 19th, nationwide

Comparisons are on a broad level and are not controlled for differences in important determinants of earnings such as age, occupation, and educational attainment

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