Women's Earnings in 2007: By the Numbers

In 2007 women who worked full time had median weekly earnings that were about 80% of their male counterparts

In 2007 women who worked full time had median weekly earnings that were about 80% of their male counterparts, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). President Obama's signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Jan. 29 is aimed at closing the pay gap between men and women. Other data from the October 2008 BLS report, reflecting 2007 compensation:

$614 median weekly earnings for women employed full time

$766 median weekly earnings for men employed full time

73% earnings of women ages 55 to 64 as a percent to men, the greatest disparity among age groups

92% earnings of females ages 16 to 24 as a percent to men, the smallest gap among age groups

$369 median weekly earnings for women without a high school diploma

$932 median weekly earnings for women with a college degree

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