10 Worst Districts for Women’s Pay Revealed; Senators Push Paycheck Fairness Act
Senate Democrats gathered on Capitol Hill Wednesday to push for passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that would help close the pay gap between women and men working equivalent jobs.
Indeed, the National Partnership for Women & Families recently released an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data showing that the gender-based wage gap affects women in nearly every part of the country. In 97% of congressional districts—423 out of 435 districts—the median yearly pay for women is less than the median yearly pay for men, the analysis found. The data does not compare pay for similar jobs but for pay in all jobs between men and women.