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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