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Women's Earnings in the Ocean State 1998-2017
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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 $833 in 2017. This was 87.1 percent of what full-time working males earned that year - the second highest earnings ratio in New England and the 5th highest in the country. Over the past twenty 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 87.1 percent in 2017. This past year, Rhode Island posted an increase of 2.8 percentage points, rising from 84.3 percent in 2016 to 87.1 percent in 2017.

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