New Census Data Shows Gender Wage Gap Remains Unchanged

New Census data on income and poverty in the United States revealed this week that the gender wage gap — defined as the cent-on-the-dollar difference between men’s and women’s wages — remained unchanged in 2011. Working women are still earning 77 cents for every dollar a man in the workforce makes, and while that number varies by profession and hours worked, the bigger picture confirms that women are still working lower-income jobs, getting paid less for the same roles as their male counterparts, and not being promoted to the highest-paying levels of the workforce.