States across the nation vary considerably in their progress toward women's employment and earnings equity. On the Institute for Women's Policy Research 2014 composite index on employment and earnings-which includes four key indicators of women's status in the workforce-the District of Columbia ranks first in the nation and West Virginia ranks last.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C.-According to a new analysis by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), states across the nation vary widely in their progress towards achieving equality for women in the workplace, with the District of Columbia ranking the highest in the nation for women's employment and earnings, while West Virginia ranked the lowest.
Inch by inch, Mars and Venus continue orbiting closer. As women's earnings and professional advancement improve, the gender gap in the modern workplace is narrowing, but slowly. Read additional Jefferson City area business articles in our quarterly business journal - #jcmo Inside Business.
WASHINGTON - The gender wage gap carries a surprising twist in Massachusetts. Although it was the first state to create an equal pay law, pay is far from equal. A new report ranks Massachusetts third among states for female salaries, but 21st inwages compared with men.
PHOENIX -- Climbing the corporate ladder has never been a woman's game. In 2014, women still make about 80 cents to each dollar men earn and are holding fewer leadership roles throughout their careers. So more and more women are bypassing the ladder altogether by starting their own businesses.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Massachusetts ranks third among the states for women's employment and earnings, according to a study by the Institute for Women's Policy Research. The list was based on an economic score that rated labor-force participation, median annual earnings for women, the gender earnings ratio between women and men, and the percentage of employed women in managerial or professional positions.
But the business manager at Hancock Architecture in Rochester remembers stories from when her aunt worked at Westinghouse and fought for similar wages to her male counterparts. "Regardless of what you're doing, there should be a fair wage across the board, male or female," said Bingle, of Beaver, who serves as chairwoman of the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce.
The status of working women is strongest in the Northeast, the region home to many of the most-equal states by employment and earnings, according to a national analysis. Massachusetts had the highest score among states, according to the analysis of four factors conducted by the Institute for Women's Policy Research.
For more than 100 years, women have been fighting to end the pay gap between men and women in the workplace. Women still have a long way to, according to a recent study conducted by the Institute for Women's Policy Research.
West Virginia women make less money than most other women in the country, according to a report released Thursday. The Institute for Women's Policy Research ranked West Virginia last in the United States when it comes to women's employment and earnings, based on factors including annual income, the male-female wage gap, the number of women in the workforce and the number of women in managerial and professional occupations.
The Phoenix Mercury are seeking their third WNBA title. For local sports fans, that's an opportunity to look at the gender pay gap in many professional sports, especially basketball. When the Phoenix Mercury take the basketball court today in their quest for a third championship, the focus will be on free throws, pick and rolls, fouls and other fundamentals of the game.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- A newly released report shows women in West Virginia make less money than most other women across the country. While most women said it's understandably frustrating to see statistics like this, many also said it shouldn't deter them from going after the job or career they really want.
According to the Phoenix Business Journal , Arizona has the fifth lowest percentage of women in the workforce among U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The August 2014 report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) reveals that just over 55 percent of Arizona women are working.
Washington, D.C., is the best place for women's workforce equality in the U.S., according to new analysis by the Institute for Women's Policy Research. According to the report, women in the District have a median annual income of $60,000, which is double the median income of women in West Virginia, the state ranked lowest in women's employment and earnings.
North Carolina is in the middle of the pack nationwide when it comes to women's employment and earnings. That's the latest from the Institute for Women's Policy Research. North Carolina ranks 22nd in the nation, in the latest women's employment and earnings index. The median annual full-time earnings for women in this state is $34,000.
SALT LAKE CITY - A new map aims to illustrate where working women are the most equal, and Utah was given a failing grade. - More stories you may be interested inUtah received a D+ for the status of women's equality in employment and earnings from the Institute for Women's Policy Research, which recently released a new report.
Arizona gets a "C" on economic equality for working women in the latest ratings by a research group that examines issues for women and families. The state's overall score skidded 13 places since 2006 and now ranks 29th among the states using several measures, from earnings compared to men to the percentage of women in the labor force, as tallied by the Institute for Women's Policy Research, a Washington, D.C.,-based policy research group.
LEWISTON, ID - Achieving woman's equality in the job market is proving difficult in the Gem State. According to The Institute for Women's Policy Research, Idaho ranks 45th overall when comparing the ratio between men and women salaries. Women make up more than half the workforce in Idaho, however they only earn about 73% of what their male counterparts earn on average.
For just the second time in its 120 year history -- the Ohio Chamber of Commerce has endorsed a candidate for governor. And for the second time, they've endorsed Republican Governor John Kasich. As Statehouse Kasich says the endorsement creates an important bond. Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow reports.