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Women had higher median earnings than men in relatively few occupations in 2018 

March 22, 2019
In 2018, women who were full-time wage and salary workers had median weekly earnings that were 81.1 percent of those of full-time wage and salary male workers, with women earning $789 and men earning $973. Full Text »
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