TLP: Now Put Your Hands Up

Wednesday, September 01, 2010 , , 0 Comments

women's earnings
Women have long complained about the disparity between their earnings and those of men. A study that crunched Census information shows that certain variables make a difference in women's favor.

In 2008, single, childless women between 22 and 30 were earning more than their male counterparts in most U.S. cities, with incomes that were 8% greater on average, according to an analysis of Census data by Reach Advisors, a consumer research firm in Slingerlands, N.Y.

The trend was first identified several years ago in the country’s biggest cities, but has broadened out to smaller places and across more industries. Beyond major cities such as San Francisco and New York, the income imbalance is pronounced in blue collar hubs and the fast-growing metros that have large immigrant populations.
Atlanta topped the list, with single women pulling in 121 percent of what their male counterparts earn. The next 20 break out this way:
Memphis, TN-AR-MS ... 119%
New York City-Northeastern NJ ... 117%
Sacramento, CA ... 116%
San Diego, CA ... 115%
Miami-Hialeah, FL ... 114%
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC ... 114%
Raleigh-Durham, NC ... 114%
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA ... 112%
Phoenix, AZ ... 112%
Richmond-Petersburg, VA ... 112%
San Francisco-Oakland-Vallejo, CA ... 111%
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN ... 111%
Oklahoma City, OK ... 110%
Riverside-San Bernardino, CA ... 109%
Salt Lake City, UT ... 109%
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX ... 108%
St. Louis, MO-IL ... 108%
Kansas City, MO-KS ... 108%
Columbus, OH ... 107%
Washington, DC-MD-VA ... 106%
Did you find yourself? The rest of the list of 50 metro areas is in the WSJ.

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