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Women’s Pay Growth Outpaces Men’s, But Still Hasn’t Caught Up

  • Pay gains have been higher every month since January
  • Women remain paid $17,000 lower on average: ADP Report
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Women saw faster wage growth than men this year amid a tight US labor market, according to newly compiled data from ADP Research Institute, although they still got paid more than 25% less on average.

The pace of pay increases for women surpassed that of men every single month since January. In August, women’s wages were up 7.8% from a year earlier, compared with 7.5% for men. Younger workers also benefited from a pandemic-era boost in wages, with double-digit gains this year, according to the report released Wednesday.