Ilya Marritz covers business for WNYC.
New York Women Narrowed Wage Gap With Men in 2010
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Women still earn less money than men, but in New York State they are closing the gap.
New government data show median weekly earnings for women in New York rose in 2010 to $747, while men's stayed flat at $861.
"The recession has not affected men and women equally, and it might be that the recovery is not affecting men and women equally," said Martin Kohli, an economist with the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
While male-dominated fields like construction and finance have seen little growth in wages or employment, female-dominated sectors like healthcare are doing better.
Kohli said women's take home pay is growing at a rate close to the historical average, while men's wages have stalled between 2009 and 2010.