The few spots where women earn more than men

Young women are outearning men in 22 metro areas.

Selina Lee

It’s a great time to be a young working woman in Wenatchee, Washington… Less so in Tuscaloosa.

According to the US Census Bureau, as of 2019, US women were earning 82 cents on the dollar compared to US men.

While still an issue, a new Pew survey has found that women under 30 are actually outearning their male counterparts in 22 of 250 American metro areas, including New York City, San Diego, and Washington D.C.

The research also found that ~47% of young US women live in areas where they make, on average, 90%-99% of what comparable men make.

As women age, history sadly suggests their numbers worsen. In 2000, women ages 16-29 working full time earned 88% compared to male counterparts. By 2019, these same women were making just 80%.

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