In 2020, women earned 84% of what men earned, our analysis of median hourly earnings of both full- and part-time workers found.
Key findings on gains made by women amid a rising demand for skilled workers
There is a growing need for high-skill workers in the U.S., and this has helped to narrow gender disparities in the labor market.
Women Make Gains in the Workplace Amid a Rising Demand for Skilled Workers
The gender wage gap narrows as women move into high-skill jobs and acquire more education. Women are now in the majority in jobs that draw most heavily on either social or fundamental skills.
For Women’s History Month, a look at gender gains – and gaps – in the U.S.
Read key findings about gender gains and gaps in America.
Racial, gender wage gaps persist in U.S. despite some progress
Looking at gender, race and ethnicity combined, all groups, with the exception of Asian men, lag behind white men in terms of median hourly earnings.
Businesses owned by women, minorities lag in revenue share
The number of businesses owned by women and minorities has grown considerably in recent years, particularly in certain industries, but based on revenue they remain on average considerably smaller than white- or male-owned firms.
On Equal Pay Day, key facts about the gender pay gap
Data Feed: A decade of campaign ads, gender gaps on wages and jobs, outlook for global growth
A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers.
There’s more to the story of the shrinking pay gap
There's more to the story of the shrinking pay gap
The hourly pay gap between women and men has narrowed to 16 cents today, compared with 36 cents in 1980. But progress has slowed in recent years and even reversed for many women over the course of their careers.
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