Archive: Gender Wage Gap By State and Congressional District, 2013-2014
Statistics show that the persistent gender wage gap is a nationwide problem. In no state do women’s median earnings equal men’s median earnings, and most districts show a pay gap as well – with some showing gaps that far exceed national and state statistics.
Find the 2014 Gender Pay Gap in your State
Find the 2014 Gender Pay Gap in your Congressional District
Pay gap information is easy to find in these state-by-state documents, which include the state pay gap number; the congressional district pay gap numbers; rankings of the state’s congressional districts from narrowest to widest gap; and a road map to pay equity that includes needed state and federal actions. Each state’s document is intended to serve as an advocacy tool in the ongoing fight to close the persistent gender pay gap.
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This data from the 112th Congress can be paired with data from the 113th Congress to hold members of Congress accountable over time. Where does your representative stand on pay equity, and do the statistics reflect that? Make sure your representative supports the Paycheck Fairness Act, and consider writing a letter to the editor or op-ed about efforts you expect him or her to take to close the wage gap.