Bringing the Economy Home

In Boise, Women’s Wages Are Among Nation’s Worst

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Storm clouds roll through downtown Boise.

This truth still holds: women earn less than men.  Despite decades of improvement, women who work full-time and year-round earn about 77 percent as much as similarly employed men.  Where do women fare the worst?  Financial news and commentary site 24/7 Wall Street has compiled a ranking of the cities where women are paid the least.  The Boise metro area earns a spot on that unfortunate list, coming in eighth.

The analysis, based on U.S. Census data, shows that the median income for women in the Boise area is $32,514.  That’s compared to a median of $44,908 for men.

The Huffington Post has built a slideshow from the findings.  Take a look here.


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