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Obama To Sign Gender Pay Gap Orders, But Equal Pay Stays Elusive

Obama To Sign Gender Pay Gap Orders, But Equal Pay Stays Elusive

Only federal contractors are affected

President Obama will sign two gender pay equality-related executive orders, but big gaps will remain as women make significantly less than men in equal jobs. Read More »

Men Are Disappearing From The Workforce

Men Are Disappearing From The Workforce

By Tami Luhby Men have been steadily disappearing from the workforce for more than half a century. In the 1950s, nearly every man in his prime working years was in the labor force, a category that includes both those who are employed and those actively applying for jobs. The "participation rate" for men ages... Read More »

State With The Biggest Wage Gap

State With The Biggest Wage Gap

Despite being called 'The Equality State,' it's the place where women earn just 67 cents for every $1 men earn. Read More »

Raise Women's Wages To Boost The Economy, OECD Report Says

Raise Women's Wages To Boost The Economy, OECD Report Says

Inside the Beltway, the debate continues to rage over the smartest way to spur growth. Tax cuts? Tax hikes? Investing in infrastructure? Better regulations? Print more money? But none of these are the answer, according to a new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a group of 34... Read More »

Women And Men Now Even In The Jobs Recovery

Women And Men Now Even In The Jobs Recovery

By Annalyn Kurtz The gap between men and women workers is narrowing as hiring remains strong in the female-dominated health care industry. Forget the "mancession" or the "he-covery." Men suffered the biggest job losses in the financial crisis, and also gained the most post-recession jobs. But now, men and... Read More »

How An Extra 30 Minutes A Day At Work Catapults Careers

How An Extra 30 Minutes A Day At Work Catapults Careers

Long-time readers of my articles know that I have a favorite data set: The American Time Use Survey. This annual study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics asks thousands of Americans to keep track of their time. Because it is broad, and based on actual days, as opposed to how people recollect "typical" days,... Read More »

Celebrate Equal Pay Day

Celebrate Equal Pay Day

April 12 is national Equal Pay Day, and a good way to celebrate might be to make sure all your female employees are making as much as the guys in equal positions. If you're not the boss, it's the perfect time to ask for a raise yourself, to put you on equal footings with your colleagues. Many people are... Read More »

Surprising News About Young Adults and Education, Employment

Surprising News About Young Adults and Education, Employment

There is a huge gender gap in educational attainment for young U.S. adults, according to a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. While nearly one in four women had earned a bachelor's degree by their 23rd year, only one in seven men had done the same. Women were also less likely than men at... Read More »

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