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Women's Earnings in the Ocean State 1998-2014
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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 $753 in 2014. This was 78.4 percent of what full-time working males earned that year - the lowest earnings ratio in New England and tied for the 13th lowest in the country. Over the past seventeen 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 a decrease of 0.8 of a percentage point, dropping from 79.2 percent in 2013 to 78.4 percent in 2014.

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