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Women's Earnings in the Ocean State 1998-2015
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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Rhode Island women working full-time earned a median weekly wage of $737 in 2015. This was 79.6 percent of what full-time working males earned that year - the fourth lowest earnings ratio in New England and tied for the 22nd lowest in the country. Over the past eighteen years, Rhode Island has seen its female-to-male earnings ratio grow from a low of 71.2 percent in 1998 to a high of 83.9 percent in 2007. This past year, Rhode Island posted an increase of 1.2 percentage points, rising from 78.4 percent in 2014 to 79.6 percent in 2015.

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