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Median weekly earnings $783 for women, $965 for men, in first quarter 2018 


April 20, 2018
Median weekly earnings of the nation's 113.4 million full-time wage and salary workers were $881 in the first quarter of 2018. That was 1.8 percent higher than a year earlier, compared with a gain of 2.2 percent in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) over the same period. Women had median weekly earnings of $783, or 81.1 percent of the $965 median for men. Full Text »
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