Wage Gap Gets Worse

2003

Women make only 75.5 cents for every dollar that men earn, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Between 2002 and 2003, median annual earnings for full-time year-round women workers shrank by 0.6 percent, to $30,724, while men’s earnings remained unchanged, at $40,668. The 1.4 percent decrease in the wage ratio is the largest backslide since 1991.