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Report: Arizona women’s to men’s earning ratio approaches national average

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PHOENIX — The women’s to men’s earning ratio in Arizona is approaching the national average, according to the latest report from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Full-time working Arizona women had a median weekly salary of $669 in 2014, according to the report. The national median for the same group was $719 per week.

In Arizona, full-time working women earn approximately 80 percent of the $827 median weekly earnings for men, compared to a slightly higher 82.5 percent of women compared to the national median earnings for men.

The state ranked No. 30 in the entire nation for women’s weekly earnings.

Nationwide, Hawaii came in the top spot for women’s to men’s earning ratio, with women earning 92 percent of a man’s median weekly earnings. Last place went to Wyoming, with 67.7 percent of earnings.

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