Wednesday, April 29, 2009

"Equal Pay Day" Still Hasn't Arrived

Yesterday, April 28th marked 'Equal Pay Day'. Imperial Valley News with the details:

“Forty-six years have passed since President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law in 1963,” pointed out Congressman Filner. “And yet, in many cases, there is still not equal pay for equal work in this country.”

In 1963, when the Equal Pay Act was signed, women who worked full-time, year-round made 59 cents on average for every dollar earned by men. In 2007, women earned 78 cents for every dollar earned by men. That is progress - but it is slow progress. It means that the wage gap has narrowed by less than half a cent per year.
Men vs. Women Pay by Industry


Source: BLS