Sacramento Area Women Narrow Gender Pay Gap

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Women in the Sacramento area have narrowed the salary gap at a faster rate than women nationwide.

Census figures from last year showed that women from the region
earned about 83 cents for each dollar earned by men - 6 cents more
per dollar than women nationwide.

Back in 1999, women in Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado and Yolo counties earned 77 cents for each dollar earned by men.

Jean Ross, executive director of the California Budget Project, says women in California have an edge over their counterparts because they tend to work in non-manufacturing jobs, be union members and hold bachelor's degrees.

Census figures show that some of the narrowing pay gap is due to
a slight drop in men's salaries.
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Information from, The Sacramento Bee: http://www.sacbee.com/

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-09-13-08 1424EDT


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