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Women's Earnings in the Ocean State 1998-2012
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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 $733 in 2012. This was 82.7 percent of what full-time working males earned that year - the highest earnings ratio in New England and the 14th highest in the country. Over the past fourteen years, Rhode Island has seen it’s 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 1.3 percentage points, rising from 81.4 percent in 2011 to 82.7 percent in 2012.

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