Women in Ohio made only 76.9 cents for every $1 men made; wage gap much wider for minority women
Ohio ranked 33rd nationally for its size of wage gap between women and men, according to an analysis by the National Women's Law Center.
The wage gap in Ohio was 23.1 cents, said the Washington, D.C.-based organization. This meant that for every dollar a man made in the state, a woman made 76.9 cents, creating a gap slightly smaller than the national average. Nationally, the wage gap was 23.5 cent. This meant that women made 76.5 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts.
Working women in Ohio had median wages of $35,984 in 2012, the NWLC analysis showed. Men made $46,789.
"Families depend on women's wages more than ever, but the typical woman working full time, year round is paid less than the typical full-time, year-round male worker," said the analysis. "These disparities exist in every state."
In Ohio, an African-American woman made 65.2 cents for every dollar a white man made, which ranked 21st nationally. Hispanic women in Ohio made 61.5 cents for every dollar a white man made, which ranked 6th nationally.
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