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America’s Working Women Are Closing the Earnings Gap

The median female worker with a full-time, year-round job made 80.5 cents for every man-earned dollar in 2016

American women earned more than 80 percent as much as their male counterparts for the first time last year. The median female worker with a full-time, year-round job made 80.5 cents for every man-earned dollar in 2016, Census Bureau data showed Tuesday. That’s up from 79.6 cents in 2015 -- marking the first time the share posted a statistically significant annual increase since 2007. But it’s not all good news: Part of the gain for women has come as men lost ground.

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