California women continue to lose ground in the pay-equality race.
Fresh 2015 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows women’s median weekly earnings in the state running 15 percent below a similar benchmark for the pay of male workers.
That gap – roughly equal to a $7,000 annual shortfall – is the widest since 2002.
The report cites no reasons for the pay disparity, a subject of wide debate, noting the comparisons “do not control for factors that can be significant in explaining earnings differences, such as job skills and responsibilities, work experience, and specialization.”
Nonetheless, the report does highlight how the pay of California’s female workers fares against male counterparts in the state and women across the nation.
Read the whole story in the Orange County Register
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