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Comptroller reports women earn 86 cents to every dollar men earn in New York

Mar 28, 2022 1:00 am

Shaniece Holmes-Brown reports in the Times Union that New York women earn 86 cents to every dollar men earn, according to a report from Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. That figure comes from analysis from state data in 2019 of the median earnings of full-time working women in New York. Median earnings for men in New York working full-time, year-round in 2019 averaged $60,813, compared to $51,992 for women, a difference of $8,821. That's slightly better then the national wage gap of $10,150, with women earning 81 cents per every dollar men made, on average, across the country. “March is Women’s History Month and there is no better time to highlight this unfair pay disparity in the workforce,” DiNapoli said. “My analysis shows our country still has a long way to go in closing the gap between full-time working men and women." New York has the 11th smallest gap in the country. “While New York has done better than most states, more can and should be done,” DiNapoli said. “Policies to expand child care and improve pay transparency should be part of any multi-faceted approach to achieve equal pay.” Read more about this story at the Times Union.

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